Radiation Oncology
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...
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Radiation Oncology
Temporary marks are an important part of CT simulation, allowing for accurate and reproducible set-ups for treatment. However, temporary marks are only helpful if they stay on the patient. Otherwise, the patient will need to be re-simulated...
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Radiation Oncology
Artifact can be an unavoidable obstacle for the radiation oncology team. In radiation therapy, no one knows this more than the medical dosimetrist who is responsible for interpreting the images taken during CT simulation and determining the...
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Radiation Oncology
During CT simulation, we use CT Crosshairs for our three point set-ups and we place them on the patient in an "X" configuration. The lasers on the patient's skin are projected as a T. Therefore, placing the crosshair as an X, you know that it is in...
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