Treating a cancer patient using external beam radiotherapy is a highly complex process. Every patients' radiotherapy treatment plan is designed and optimised to suit that individual's needs. The majority of all patients’ radiotherapy treatments are planned using advanced computer software. This is to ensure that the volume which needs to be treated receives the required dose, whilst adjacent tissues are spared as much as possible. New planning software enables our staff to visualise tumours in three dimensions so that they can tailor treatment beam arrangements to suit the requirements of each patient.
Our treatment planners use the OMP
3D planning computer to develop and
optimize a patient's treatment plan.
Last updated: 16/02/2007