A good friend of mine is head of Administration at an NCCN cancer center. He’s learned a lot about
the medical side over his 40 year career. He told me that the RO creates the plan, with help from the dosomotrist, and then it’s executed when the technician hits the send button, so to speak. And that the plan is usually pretty standard in most cases. He said the most important thing is having the advanced technology (machine, and software).
I’m not 100% sure that’s correct, I think there is a bit of an art to creating the plan. But I think the technicians role shouldn’t be discounted. They need to be good at positioning, making sure the bowel is empty, etc.
But in my uneducated opinion, I think the RO’s role is extremely important.
I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078, August 2018 - .08
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
My PSA History - /drive.google.com/file/d/1ltbG8x-iyH3k9pEltudhXt9u1krRwJSH/view?usp=sharing