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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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of Michigan) assembles 16 chapters that show medical physicists, clinicians, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and trainees how to incorporate deformable registration, segmentation, and image reconstruction into the radiation therapy process.
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and William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, this textbook for radiation therapy technologists, dosimetrists, and radiation oncologists reviews the basic physics and technology of radiation therapy.
* Radiation oncologists, radiation oncology nurses, medical physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, and biologists comprise the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO, www.astro.org) more than 10,000 members.
The Physics of Radiotherapy X-Rays and Electrons also is a comprehensive book that would be a great reference tool for established medical physicists, radiation oncologists, medical dosimetrists and radiation therapy educators.
(30) The vacancy rate for medical dosimetrists declined from 8% in 2004 to 5.8% in 2005; the vacancy rate for medical physicists dropped from 9.6% to 7.6% ; and the vacancy rate for oncology nurses fell from 6.2% to 4.8% .
But they believed many radiotherapy departments cannot meet demand because of shortages of radiographers, physicists and dosimetrists.