I wonder if there is a significant value in seaching for a good RT shop based on PCa only?
If the equipment is up to date, and the technicians are good (and yes, who you see every day can make a huge difference), I would only be concerned that the Radiation Oncologist is good at the job. Having had my treatment at a clinic where they did a majority of PCa cases, but did a lot of other types of treatments, I was happy to see that the kids (ok, I have 25 - 30 years on them all) were more than competent at handling the changes between types of equipment set up. I felt like they understood the machine.
So what makes the difference? I would say that the "plan" is critical - a great staff, given a bad plan, will execute it well. I had reason to believe that my Rad. Oncologist was well focused on PCa. The technicians just made the routine not only tolerable, but precise, predictable, and almost pleasant. Meeting a smile every morning beats going to the office. And none of them handed me anything worse than a few minutes delay (ok, one day was a complete reschedule, but they called before I got out of the door). I should be so lucky every day .....
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