...are responsible for arranging appointments, booking scans, typing medical records, filing, and the day-to-day running of the radiation therapy department. They are also a great source of information for general questions.
...perform important roles behind the scenes working in all aspects of radiation therapy. They are responsible for developing and directing quality control programs for equipment and procedures. They also take precise measurements of radiation beam characteristics and do other safety tests on a regular basis.
...specialise in the care of patients with cancer. They assist the oncologists with their clinics and provide care and support for patients who experience treatment side effects.
...specialise in the use of radiation to treat cancer. Your radiation oncologist is in charge of your care. They are involved in the planning of your treatment and will see you before you begin, during, and once you complete your course of radiation therapy.
...work with a radiation oncologist. These are qualified doctors who are undergoing more training to specialise in radiation oncology. A registrar may see you on behalf of your radiation oncologist.
...specialise in the planning and operation of equipment to accurately deliver radiation treatment. They see you every day during your treatment and provide care and support, including side effect management.
The Waikato Regional Cancer Centre participates in the training of radiation therapy students and physicists. These students may be involved in your care but are always under the supervision of a qualified staff member. Your permission will be asked for their involvement.