CT Simulation enhances radiation treatment planning by generating three-dimensional images for utmost accuracy in targeting and mapping specific treatment areas. With CT Simulation, oncologists can deliver high doses of radiation to a tumor, while minimizing the amount of radiation to normal, surrounding tissues. Treatment planning is enhanced with the use of a three-dimensional treatment planning computer. Using the information and images provided by the CT Simulator, the computer generates a treatment plan tailored to the patient's cancer care needs. Guided by three-dimensional models, the physician, physicist and dosimetrist can accurately determine the most effective dose of radiation to be delivered during treatment.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) - PET/CT
Your Arizona Oncology physician may include PET and CT scans in your cancer care plan, as these tests can greatly improve their ability to evaluate and treat your disease. A PET & CT scan combines two powerful imaging techniques into one of the most advanced medical imaging tools available. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) shows a body’s metabolic activity, while Computed Tomography (CT) shows anatomy. When fused together, the information from these scans can be used with a high degree of confidence to detect, localize, and assess the stage of a variety of cancers.
Arizona Oncology was the first to offer PET/CT in Tucson and Southern Arizona. The improved images reduce the number of invasive procedures required during diagnosis and follow up care. We are pleased to provide this state-of-the-art technology to our patients.