Planning the treatment

The radiation oncologist will explain the treatment process and tell you whether you can have treatment during a day visit (outpatient) or will need a short stay in hospital (inpatient). You will have tests and scans to help your team decide where to place the radioactive sources and to determine the correct dose to deliver to the cancer.

These tests may include an ultrasound, CT scan and/or MRI scan. The radiation oncologist will explain possible side effects and discuss any safety precautions.

This information was last reviewed in December 2017
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