Posted 4/9/2018 7:20 AM (GMT -7)
I think we're seeing that even among the SBRT practitioners, there is still a variety of protocols in use, both in prep and in treatment.
In my prep, the most uncomfortable part was the placement of the fiducials. I could not have an MRI (my pacemaker is not MRI compliant) but did have CT's - both with and without contrast. The catheter was uncomfortable, but after all the surgical procedures I've had, not a big issue. I did ask the tech if he had that darn catheter calibrated in feet, and he said "Heck no! Yards!"
My CyberKnife treatment was 36.25 Gy in 5 fractions, on a Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, IIRC, as we needed to complete it before the Thanksgiving holiday that year.