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Radiotherapy

EFRS definition of radiotherapy

Radiographers are responsible for the preparation and performance of safe and accurate
high-energy radiation treatments, using a wide range of sophisticated irradiation and imaging equipment and techniques, this includes:

  • • optimising the patient position and production of individual immobilisation as required

  • • using simulation to collect data/ information to identify the target volume and organs
    at risk using appropriate imaging modalities

  • • treatment planning to achieve an optimal dose distribution in the target volume and
    organs at risk

  • • verification of the treatment plan, patient set-up and daily verification of patient positioning

  • • irradiation of the target volume

    Source: efrs.eu