Medical physicist collaborates with radiation oncologists to design treatment plans, and monitor equipment and procedures to ensure that cancer patients receive the prescribed dose of radiation to the correct location.
Importing patient imaging data from CT scan/ CT Simulator to the treatment planning system for teletherapy and brachytherapy treatments.
- Processing complex patient image data.
- Planning and supervising teletherapy and brachytherapy treatment in discussion with Radiation Oncologists.
- Delivering lectures and training other health professionals, including radiographers, nurses and doctors in clinical practice;
- Acting as the on-call duty physicist to respond to problems arising in machine and provide advice and technical assistance;
- Monitoring equipment to ensure that correct and consistent results or outputs are achieved and ensuring that ongoing maintenance routines are followed;
- Accurate measurement of the radiation output from radiation sources employed in cancer therapy.
- Drafting and developing policies for operating equipment;
- Responsible for the routine quality control of linear accelerator machine
- Troubleshooting problems with hardware and software;
- Dosimetry, i.e. monitoring patient radiation doses and uptake in different critical organs of the body;
Undertaking audit visits to hospital departments to check compliance with health and safety legislation, including personnel monitoring, decontamination routines, radioactive waste management and radiation detection advice.
- Achieve optimum Radiation treatment plan for precision in treatment.
- Supervise treatment delivery system for accuracy
- Maintain appropriate records of services rendered
- Extend respect, courtesy and empathy to patients and their families at all time
- Maintain confidentiality of patient information
- Radiotherapy simulation for special procedures