During your radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals will care for you.
The Radiation Oncologist is a physician who specializes in the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer and other diseases and serves as the leader of the team and directs all aspects of the patients’ radiation treatments.
The Radiation Physicist has a degree in medical physics and supervises the technical aspects of radiation treatments; ensuring that the radiation equipment is working properly and gives you the correct dose as prescribed by your radiation oncologist.
The Dosimetrist calculates the dose of radiation given to the patient, using highly advanced computer technology.
The Radiation Therapist operates the machine that administers radiation therapy on a daily basis. Your doctor will not actually administer your radiation treatments on a daily basis, but he or she will actively oversee all aspects of your treatment.