CT-driven virtual simulations provide key information that can be used by radiation oncologists to plan the delivery of advanced forms of radiation therapy. Using innovative computer software and high-quality computed tomography (CT) images, a physician can study the anatomy of a tumor and its surrounding tissue, as well as the natural movement that occurs within the targeted area of a patient’s body. With this enhanced understanding of the complex relationships between a patient’s internal bodily structures, a physician is well equipped to develop an optimal radiation treatment plan.
In addition to testing various radiation treatment fields, CT-driven virtual simulations can help a radiation oncologist evaluate possible devices to help a patient maintain the proper positioning during radiation delivery. Based on this data, a physician can plan the details of a patient’s treatment by determining the most appropriate:
- Linear accelerator setup
- Body position
- Delivery schedule
Because each patient is unique and every tumor has its own blueprint, CT-driven virtual simulations can help a radiation oncologist optimize the effectiveness of radiation treatment by individualizing the equipment to the patient. At Moffitt Cancer Center, we offer this innovative technology along with a full range of sophisticated radiation therapy options for treating tumors, many of which can accurately target cancers within just a few millimeters. But, we don’t just use the latest technologies and techniques – we develop them. As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt has made significant breakthroughs in cancer research, and we remain committed to one day finding a cure.
To learn more about CT-driven virtual simulations, call 1-888-663-3488 or request an appointment by completing a new patient registration form online. The Radiation Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR®), and we do not require referrals.