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12th January 2016

CANCER TREATMENTS > RADIATION THERAPY > PROCESS

Radiation Therapy Process

Before any radiotherapy treatment, patient will undergo a treatment simulation, like a rehearsal before the actual radiation treatment. Simulation process is done in either:

  • Manual Planning – Oncologist will mark the area for treatment on patient’s skin using marker pen; or
  • CT Simulation – Using CT Scanner machine with highly sophisticated software to localize the treatment area.

Duration of a simulation procedure may vary and, occasionally may take 30 minutes or more.

During the simulation process, patient’s image is taken. Occasionally, certain areas of the body are immobilized by thermoplastic shell to prevent movement during treatment. The shell is custom made and only worn during treatment.

Once the simulation process is completed, the scanned images are sent to the treatment planning workstation. Oncologist contours the target volume while Medical Physicist contours the critical organs involved, following generate treatment planning.

The planning process is done using sophisticated computer software and will take several days.

Oncologist will prescribe the course of radiotherapy treatment required and this may vary from 1 - 7 weeks. The duration of treatment is based on the type of cancer and medical status.