Every member of your care team works together to create your treatment plan.
This process takes about one week.
If you have questions about your treatment plan or schedule talk to a member of your care team.
The radiation oncologist reviews your simulation scan to define the target treatment areas and the surrounding healthy organs and tissues that need to be avoided.
Once the treatment area is confirmed, your radiation oncologist creates a prescription for your treatment and works with the medical dosimetrist to calculate your radiation dose and design your radiation plan.
Once again, they make sure to avoid healthy organs and tissues.
Your radiation oncologist confirms the safety and efficacy of your treatment plan and then passes it onto the medical physicist for review.
The medical physicist puts your treatment plan through an extensive quality review which includes:
This is the last step of treatment planning.
Click on each step to learn how your care team creates your treatment plan.