CT Simulation

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?

The SOMC Cancer Center uses a large bore CT scanner to produce detailed images of areas inside the body. These images are used by the radiation therapy planning team and your radiation oncologist to develop your customized treatment plan. The advanced imaging technology combines simulation and the respiratory motion (4DCT) to plan the radiation treatment with a high level of precision. There are many advantages to the patient in terms of use of this equipment:

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.