Tall Allen said...
The care that the RO takes in doing the plan is what's really important.
Garyi - I have never heard that the radiation tech is important for SBRT - why do you think so? My impression is that they really don't do very much. They check for a full bladder, and no rectum distention, and align the couch. The image guidance is automated, or should be.
Allen, I said MY radiation, not SBRT:
“Midway through radiation, I'm beginning to suspect that the talent, motivation and experience of the radiation technologists is at least as critical as the reputation of the physician.”
The techniologists seem to do a lot, from making certain we are aligned exactly on the table to reading and analyzing the initial scans. I don’t know how much automated assistance they have, but it seems that if they screw up somehow, it could problematic. Their value has been emphasized to me by several RO’s. FWIW
Post Edited (garyi) : 4/25/2018 6:29:02 PM (GMT-6)