Medical Radiation Therapist

Medical Radiation Therapists operate high energy X-rays and other radiation and electron generating and monitoring equipment, to administer radiation treatment for medical purposes in conjunction with Radiation Oncologists or Other Specialist Medical Practitioners.

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    Overview

    Medical Radiation Therapists operate high energy X-rays and other radiation and electron generating and monitoring equipment, to administer radiation treatment for medical purposes in conjunction with Radiation Oncologists or Other Specialist Medical Practitioners.

    Day-to-day

    • receives referrals to perform radiation treatment of patients
    • determines appropriate equipment to use
    • calculates details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes and settings of recording equipment
    • explains procedures to patients and answers patients' queries about processes
    • ensures patients welfare during procedures
    • positions patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
    • conveys findings of procedures to medical practitioners.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

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