Once the CT is carried out, it is sent electronically to the planning department. The areas to be treated and the organs to be protected are outlined on the CT and a customised plan is created for the patient.
The plan safely maximises the dose to be delivered to the tumour while minimising the dose to the surrounding organs. This is very carefully checked by your doctors.
The final step prior to starting treatment is a thorough assessment of the plan by the Physics department.
Once all these steps have been taken, you will be contacted with a start date for treatment.