Meet The Cancer Experts - Dr. Charles Catton

02.09.2018
 

The interesting thing about radiation oncology is it brings some very interesting technical skills in with direct patient contact.

Radiation oncology has evolved as computer technology has evolved and as computer power has improved our ability to plan more complex radiation treatment plans has also evolved.

Literally in my career we’ve gone from using plain x-rays and clinical judgement to direct the plan and direct the radiation, to using highly sophisticated computer program systems to devise these incredibly complex treatments.

The net result is that we can deliver much higher doses of radiation much more accurately than we could in the past and this has resulted in not only better disease control but much less side effects.

So it's been a win win.