CT simulation provides optimum set-up accuracy for patients who will be receiving radiation therapy. This process allows the radiation oncologist to design a treatment plan unique to each patient’s anatomy.
How does CT simulation work?
- Accurately pinpoints tumor site or the site that the tumor was removed from while monitoring the motion of the area
- Enables the radiation oncologist to plan treatment in accordance with the patient’s breathing patterns
- Has a large opening to accurately scan patients of all sizes and accommodate positioning devices to assist the patient to hold still comfortably during the procedure
- Increased width of scanning space provides a more comfortable, less claustrophobic experience for patients
Who do you call if you have questions?
Call the SOMC Cancer Center at (740) 356-7490 or toll free 1-888-722-8787, or e-mail us if you have questions.