Simulation Appointments

Radiation Simulation Appointment

If radiation therapy is recommended, a simulation appointment will be scheduled. A simulation involves special x-ray pictures that are used to plan radiation treatment so the area to be treated is precisely located and marked.

The radiation oncologist will also specify areas to be blocked and protected from treatment. This blocking protects normal tissues and decreases the side effects of treatment.

Within a week, you will be contacted to make an appointment for your first visit to begin treatments.