The Patient Pathway


3. Planning

During the days following your orientation and treatment planning appointment our team of experts (physicists, radiation therapist planners and your radiation oncologist) work together to develop the ideal treatment plan for you. This involves a highly sophisticated planning software system and review process to guarantee safe and effective delivery of treatment. Depending on the site and complexity of the treatment, this stage can take up to two weeks.

To ensure dosage accuracy the treatment staff do final checks to verify how the machine is set up compared to your individual treatment plan. This may include a scan to check your positioning and internal anatomy. Furthermore, the accuracy of dosage calculation is independently verified for all treatment plans. This will be done by independent calculation checks or by treatment delivery to a measuring device.

Your radiation oncologist will oversee your care throughout this process.

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