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After your initial consultation, the next step is to help you prepare for your treatment with a CT scan.

What is a CT scan?

A CT scan is a type of x-ray that takes 3D images inside your body.

You’ll attend the scan in your radiation oncology department.

Why do I need it?

Your CT scan will be set up to record all the necessary images for your body shape and position details. This is to ensure your treatment can be planned and delivered accurately.

Does it hurt?

CT scanning doesn’t hurt. You’ll lie on the table and move through the scanner, which is large and round like a doughnut.

How long does it take?

The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes.

What if I move around?

It's important to find a position that is comfortable enough for you to hold. If you’re finding this challenging, we have accessories and custom-made devices to help keep you stable.

If this is required, your radiation therapists will explain this process. Any devices will be custom made to fit you, because they’re used to keep you in exactly the same position each day during treatment.

This helps ensure that the radiation beams are directed at exactly the same part of your body each time during treatment.

Sometimes you may need a small number of markings (ink spots) to help you stay in the most accurate position. These markings are less than the size of a freckle and you won’t be able to see them easily.

Next Step – Planning your treatment

HELP AND SUPPORT
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FAQ
Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Radiation Therapy cancer treatment
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OUR APPROACH TO YOUR CARE
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Our team of specialist doctors and health professionals are committed to supporting you at all stages of your cancer experience.
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WELLNESS PROGRAMS
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SUPPORTING A LOVED ONE
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LIFE AFTER CANCER
After your final treatment, please call or drop in to see your care team at any time if you have concerns, questions, or just want to say Hi!

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Radiation therapy uses radiation to kill or damage cancerous (abnormal) cells and stop them from growing and multiplying.

It is one of the best-established, most effective and well tolerated therapies for treating almost all cancers, extending lives, and reducing suffering.
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