Radiation Therapy Planning & Treatment

Radiation Therapy treatment planning uses images from the CT Simulator to design treatment plans, by means of a treatment planning computer, that will deliver a prescribed dose of radiation in accordance with a Radiation Oncologist's prescription to a defined target volume and to consider and limit the dose to normal structures (organs at risk, or OARs). 3D and/or IMRT treatment techniques are used to design the plans. Radiation Therapy treatment is delivered using highly sophisticated equipment and involves a high degree of accuracy. During the course of radiation, medical imaging is used to ensure the patient is in the correct position for every treatment.