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Acknowledgements

Jim Daniel, Medical Physics, The James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS4 3BW     jim.daniel@stees.nhs.uk

DISCLAIMER:

This document was prepared for non-radiotherapy health care professionals and users and carers to inform them of generic aspects of the radiotherapy service. 

It is intended to be an overview of common issues, not a definitive guide or list of techniques or technologies.

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