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What is a radiation oncology physicist?
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Team member
They are a scientist with a specialty in radiation physics who work with the radiation oncologist to plan the various radiation fields and doses required for treatment.
This aids in reducing exposure of normal tissues to radiation and maximizes the dose to cancer tissues. They are an integral part of the health care team. It is a highly sought after position.

In brief: Team member
They are a scientist with a specialty in radiation physics who work with the radiation oncologist to plan the various radiation fields and doses required for treatment.
This aids in reducing exposure of normal tissues to radiation and maximizes the dose to cancer tissues. They are an integral part of the health care team. It is a highly sought after position.
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
They also make sure Radiation guidelines are followed, train therapists, monitor the machines for calibration and accuracy. They make sure the license and procedures on Federal and State are followed.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Medical physicist
They are professionals who train in medical physics and learn about all the technical aspect of radiation.
From the design of the treatment machines to assisting doctors in creating plans on how to effectively treat patients. They also provide the safety of all aspects of the machines and radioactive substances. They are a major part of the radiation team.

In brief: Medical physicist
They are professionals who train in medical physics and learn about all the technical aspect of radiation.
From the design of the treatment machines to assisting doctors in creating plans on how to effectively treat patients. They also provide the safety of all aspects of the machines and radioactive substances. They are a major part of the radiation team.
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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Medical Physicit
All radiation theory facilities have a physicist usually with with a masters degree or phd.
He or she callibrates the machines and monitors the department to make sure patients are getting what the radiation oncologist prescribed. The physicist also often helps the oncologist determine the best way to give the radiation. They can get board certified and have done 1-2 yrs of special training.

In brief: Medical Physicit
All radiation theory facilities have a physicist usually with with a masters degree or phd.
He or she callibrates the machines and monitors the department to make sure patients are getting what the radiation oncologist prescribed. The physicist also often helps the oncologist determine the best way to give the radiation. They can get board certified and have done 1-2 yrs of special training.
Dr. Lauren Stegman
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Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Physicist
Its a physicist who is responsible for the safety and delivery of radiation therapy in a radiation oncology department by being involved in the planning of the radiation treatments, the qa of the plans and the safety checks of the machines.

In brief: Physicist
Its a physicist who is responsible for the safety and delivery of radiation therapy in a radiation oncology department by being involved in the planning of the radiation treatments, the qa of the plans and the safety checks of the machines.
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