- Design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation with optimal beam geometry to deliver a prescribed radiation dose and spare critical structures in accordance with the Radiation Oncologist's prescription.
- Identify and contour normal and dose-limiting structures by utilizing images from one or more data sets.
- Assumes proficiency in image registration with various image data sets to include CT, MRI and PET.
- Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for portal verification and treatment delivery to include DRRs, CBCTs and other IGRT methods, as specified.
- Perform simulations and tumor localization using specified imaging devices including, but not limited to CT, MRI, and PET.
- Plans and implements the fabrication of compensation filters, custom shields, wedges, and other beam modifying devices.
- Produces moulds, casts, and other immobilization devices.
- Communicate with the radiation therapist(s) and assume an advisory role in the implementation of the treatment plan including: the correct use of immobilization devices, compensators, wedges, field arrangement, and other treatment or imaging parameters.
- Perform calculations for the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose, document all pertinent information in the patient record, and verify the mathematical accuracy of all calculations by an approved method.
- Operates and performs quality assurance, under the direction of the Medical Physicist, on the treatment planning computer(s).
- Provide assistance and technical support to the Medical Physicist, in radiation safety and protection, qualitative machine calibrations, quality assurance of treatment plans and radiation oncology equipment.
- Utilize radiation monitoring devices to measure radioactivity and perform assays.
- Teach applied aspects of medical dosimetry to students, radiation therapists and residents.
- Participates in clinical research. Participates in continuing education.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited medical dosimetry program and three years of progressively responsible dosimetry experience or an equivalent combination of medical physics education and experience required.
- Certification as a Medical Dosimetrist issued by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) is required.
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