IPMC relies on a specially trained team for radiation treatment delivery. This team includes the radiation oncologist, medical physicist, medical dosimetrist, and radiation therapist.
Our radiation oncologist, a specially trained physician, first consults with the patient to determine whether radiation therapy with IMRT is the most appropriate treatment, then an individualized course of treatment is planned specifically tailored for each individual patient.
Our medical physicist has training in the field of radiation oncology physics, ensures the linear accelerator delivers the precise radiation dose and that computerized dose calculations are accurate.
Our medical dosimetrist works to calculate the radiation treatment exposures and beam configurations necessary to deliver the dose prescribed by the radiation oncologist. The final treatment plan is run through a rigorous quality assurance program on the machine by the medical physicist before being delivered to the patient.
A highly trained radiation therapist positions you for treatment and operates the machine that actually delivers the radiation treatment. You will see the radiation therapist every day during your therapy sessions.
All of our staff are fully board certified in their area of expertise.