Northern Centre for Cancer Care

Your Treatment Plan

The radiographers, dosimetrists and physicists (who are specialists in the subject of radiation) calculate the dose of radiation you will be given. This is usually carried out with the help of computers. The doctors will use your previous X-rays or scans to help them plan your treatment along with the detailed information from your CT/MRI appointments with us. 

                                                Example Treatment Plan

Careful planning makes sure that the radiotherapy is as effective as possible. It ensures the rays are aimed precisely at the cancer and cause the least possible damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. This process of producing your individual treatment plan can take up to 2 weeks.

 


© Copyright Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2018 Site by TH_NK