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Thursday, 14 December 2017
Therapeutic Radiographer

During a course of radiotherapy patients will come into contact with a range of professional groups. However, the main point of contact is the therapeutic radiographer.

Our principal role within the team is to ensure that the patient’s journey through their treatment is as smooth as it can be. On each visit the patient will meet at least two therapeutic radiographers who will enquire as to their well being, discuss any side effects they may be experiencing and provide support and advice when required. We will then help the patient into the treatment position and deliver the radiotherapy treatment as swiftly and accurately as possible.

We ensure that the patient is in the same position each day, and that the treatment is going exactly where it is needed. Once we are happy we leave the treatment room and deliver the radiation. At various stages throughout the prescribed course of radiotherapy we will verify the accuracy of the treatment by measuring the dose delivered and by taking X-ray pictures. These are assessed by the team to ensure the treatment is the very best it can be.

Each radiographer working within the department has studied at university for three years to obtain either a DCR, or BSc (Hons) in Therapeutic Radiography. They are all registed with the Health and Care Professions Council. Patients can be assured that they are being looked after by well trained, experienced and highly professional members of staff. We take great pride in delivering excellent radiotherapy treatment … with a smile on our faces!