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Once CT Simulation is completed, your Radiation Oncologist will get to work on your radiation plan.
Once CT Simulation is completed, your Radiation Oncologist will get to work on your radiation plan. She will use advanced software to target your tumor as well as identify critical organs surrounding the tumor that she wants to avoid. Many of your prior scans will be reviewed and “fused” to your CT simulation scan, including prior PET scans and MRIs.
Your radiation oncologist then works with other team members called Dosimetrists, to create an arrangement of radiation beams that gives a prescribed dose of radiation to the tumor and safely avoids the surrounding organs at risk. This planning process typically takes around a week to allow for your doctor to review multiple plans and decided which one is best for you. She also works with Medical Physicists who perform quality assurance tests on your radiation plan to ensure the radiation dose she prescribed is correctly delivered.
In Their Words
“From the moment I met her I knew that she had my best interest at heart. She clearly explained that I had different treatment options…She was with me every step of the way. So compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable. God truly blessed my circumstances when Dr. Gullett became my Radiation Oncology doctor. She is top notch!”
– Becky G., Google Review
“My daughter has stage 4 gliablastoma and had it not been for the care she received from Dr. Gullett and her staff she would probably not be with us now. I would highly recommend her, she is a wonderful caring doctor who does what is best for her patients. If you ever had the need for a Radiation Oncology doctor she would be my choice.”
– Jackie K., Google Review
“Dr. Gullett is compassionate, knowledgeable and friendly. She listens and then develops a plan with you, taking into consideration what will work best for you. She suggested the Live Strong program at the YMCA, which was a wonderful program. Dr. Gullett is willing to think of healthcare in an expanded way, and to encourage the patient to do the same.”
– Janette S., Google Review
“The staff was great. I would not change anything.”
“Dr. Gullett was fantastic. I cannot dream of better care. Nursing staff was terrific. I have already recommended Dr. Gullett to friends.”
“I was very pleased with my time here. Everyone was so nice.”
“I’m glad I had to come from Cleveland…I love Dr. Gullett. Thank you all so much.”
“Very professional. Always felt comfortable…especially with Dr. Gullett.”