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What is the difference between radiation therapy and radiation oncology?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: It is the same.
Years ago they called the doctors radiation therapist, then they changed that to radiation oncologist and the therapist was for the technician who delivers the treatment.
The names are for use of radiation medically to treat disorders. Mostly cancer but other disorders as well.

In brief: It is the same.
Years ago they called the doctors radiation therapist, then they changed that to radiation oncologist and the therapist was for the technician who delivers the treatment.
The names are for use of radiation medically to treat disorders. Mostly cancer but other disorders as well.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Radiation therapy
Our specialty used to be called radiation therapy, but is now called radiation oncology.
The actual procedure is called radiation therapy and is given by licensed non-md radiation therapists, under the supervision of a radiation oncologist (md).

In brief: Radiation therapy
Our specialty used to be called radiation therapy, but is now called radiation oncology.
The actual procedure is called radiation therapy and is given by licensed non-md radiation therapists, under the supervision of a radiation oncologist (md).
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Dr. Carl Van Wey
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Somantics
Radiation oncology is the name of the discipline that studies the use of "radiation therapy" in the treatment of cancer and other benign diseases.

In brief: Somantics
Radiation oncology is the name of the discipline that studies the use of "radiation therapy" in the treatment of cancer and other benign diseases.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Tech vs. doctor
Radiation therapist is a certified technician that can help set up patients daily for accurate delivery of radiation prescribed by the radiation oncologist.
Radiation oncologist is a board certified doctor (md or do) that specializes in treating cancer patients using radiation.

In brief: Tech vs. doctor
Radiation therapist is a certified technician that can help set up patients daily for accurate delivery of radiation prescribed by the radiation oncologist.
Radiation oncologist is a board certified doctor (md or do) that specializes in treating cancer patients using radiation.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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