Treatments, regular testing, coping with symptoms of
the disease, and side effects from medication can drain cancer
patients both physically and emotionally. Radiation oncology
providers are keenly aware of this and strive to help reduce
the stress, anxiety, and...
The challenge every radiation oncology department faces is to
destroy cancer cells and stop the growth of the tumor while
limiting harm to nearby healthy tissue. Accuracy is measured in
millimeters, and the precision of the CT simulation will affect
Friday, November 18, 2016
The goal of the radiation therapist is to accurately
locate the central axis or zero slice on the tumor field for
treatment planning. A skin marker with a distinct shape that
clearly defines the area of focus as you are scrolling through
the images can save you time and...