In 1973 the hospital of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, named Antoni van Leeuwenhoek) moved to an new building in the western development of Amsterdam called Slotervaart. It lasted until 1976 before the research laboratories also moved to the new location. Until that time the research departments remained in the Sarphatistraat.
Right in front is the megavoltage irradiation facility, that includes 4 large rooms for megavoltage treatments. Behind this is the two storey building of the Radiotherapy Department. In the background are the hospital wards, laboratories and staff departments of the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek.
Professor Klaas Breur was very much involved in the design of the department. In the planning of the ground floor level, he emphasized that it was very important to have a quiet, undisturbed environment for the patients. The hectic activities around a patient treatment occurred in the centre part that was only accessible for the personnel. Also there was a separation in the pathways for mobile out-patients, and the hospitalized patients, to avoid as much as possible a confrontation between the two groups of patients.
Map of the Radiotherapy Department.
2: 100 kV X-raydevice
3: 250 kV X-ray device
4: Cobalt-60 unit
5: Linear accelerator 10 MeV
6. Linear accelerator 20 MeV
7. Neutron generator 14 MeV (from 1976)
10. Rotterdam (RRTI) Simulator
11. Simulator and transversal tomograph from Toshiba
8, 9 ,12 en 14: Consulting and examination rooms
16a: Mould room
18: Simulator working space
21: Central computer room and physics storage room
22: Refreshment room personnel
23a en b: Wardrobe personnel
26: Blood sampling station
28: Waiting room
29a: Main entrance Radiotherapy Department
29b: Ambulance entrance
Between 3 and 15: Corridor to the clinic