Sussex Cancer Centre

Planning your Radiotherapy

The Clinical Oncology Consultant uses their knowledge of you and the cancer to select the area of the body to be treated, and the areas to be avoided. These areas are outlined carefully with the 3 dimensional planning software on the planning computer. This information is passed to the dosimetrists and physics team who arrange and shape the X-ray beams to intersect and treat the affected area, while sparing normal tissue. The Consultant Oncologist then prescribes the dose of radiotherapy and the details of how it is to be delivered. (see dosimetry page).