The Patient Pathway

3. Planning CT Simulation

Before starting treatment, you will attend a simulation appointment to determine the best body position for receiving treatment and provide a detailed picture of the area to be treated. Specific instructions relating to this appointment will be found in the back of My Treatment Booklet. You will receive your copy of My Treatment Book from your radiation oncologist or a member of our patient care team.  You may also download a copy below. 

During the days following your orientation and simulation 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 and in some cases longer.

Planning CT Simulation