- 09 Nov
This week we celebrated Radiation Therapist Week and Medical Physicist Day! Radiation Therapy is delivered by a team of highly trained health professionals so we recognised integral parts of the team this week.
Behind the scenes are a team of Medical Physicists that ensure the radiation delivered to patients is safe and accurate. They commission and monitor radiation delivery devices including linear accelerators, CT simulators and brachytherapy after loaders. They are an essential part of the team responsible for high quality and precise implementation of new technologies and techniques.
Radiation Therapists not only deliver radiation treatment but also simulate and plan radiation doses. This involves the manipulation of sophisticated software to design radiation doses in accordance to a radiation prescription, ensuring the best outcomes for our patients. This role combines quality patient care with highly technical skills to deliver radiation treatment.