What is the difference between radiation therapy and radiation oncology?

It is the same.

Treatment_with_radiation_therapy
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.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Cancer Radiation oncology Oncology Radiation therapy Therapist Cancer radiation Gamma rays Irradiation Radioactive

Radiation therapy

Radiation_oncologist
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)
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Radiation oncology Oncology Radiation therapy Cancer radiation Gamma rays Irradiation Radioactive

answered:

Somantics

Treatment_with_radiation_therapy
Radiation Oncology is the name of the discipline that studies the use of "radiation therapy" in the treatment of cancer and other benign diseases.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Cancer Discipline Radiation oncology Oncology Radiation therapy Cancer radiation Gamma rays Irradiation Radioactive

answered:

Tech vs. doctor

Radiation_therapy
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.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Cancer Oncology Radiation oncology Therapist Radiation therapy Cancer radiation Gamma rays Irradiation Radioactive