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dosimetrist

(dō-sim′ĕ-trist″)
In radiation oncology, an allied health professional who designs a treatment plan based on the prescribed radiation dose and the field to which the treatment will be administered. The work involves mathematical precision, knowledge of physics, and technical expertise with radiation-generating equipment.
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With additional training and certification, radiation therapists can become dosimetrists.
Radiation therapists and medical dosimetrists deserve a voice in the ASRT, a society we support with our membership and service.
Unlike the countries from which these models originated, these types of activities in the United States already are delegated to medical dosimetrists.
But they believed many radiotherapy departments cannot meet demand because of shortages of radiographers, physicists and dosimetrists.
The pair said, 'But many radiotherapy departments cannot meet demand because of shortages of radiographers, physicists and dosimetrists (specialists in radiation dosage).
Dosimetrists work as part of radiation therapy teams in hospitals and radiation therapy centers, calculating the proper doses of radiation for individual patients.
Their members include radiation oncologists, radiation oncology nurses, medical physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and biologists, the medical professionals that are part of the medical teams that treat more than 1 million cancer patients each year.
ASTRO has more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies.
He writes primarily for the treatment planning team, including physicists, dosimetrists, radiation oncologists, residents, therapists, and students.
The book will also be of interest to radiation oncology registrars and residents, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists.
Through an accredited residency program, LLUMC's Proton Treatment & Research Center trains more physicians, radiation therapists and dosimetrists in proton beam therapy than any other facility in the world.
ASTRO is a radiation oncology society with nearly 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies.