Planning or pre-treatment is the process of obtaining relevant information about the size area and shape of the area of the body being treated. This is most commonly performed using a CT scan, to obtain 3D images of the patient, which are used to create individualised radiotherapy plans which allow the treatment prescription to be written.
Depending on what area is being treated there are several different processes and types of equipment used to prepare and plan treatment. Many of the procedures can be carried out at both of our radiotherapy centres, The Christie at Salford and The Christie at Oldham. However, some procedures may be limited to the Withington site only.