The field of Medical Dosimetryinvolves the measurement and calculation of dosage for the treatment of cancer patients, thereby making medical dosimetrists vital members of the radiation therapy team. After a tumor is located in a patient, dosimetrists use the physician's instructions to calculate the radiation dosage. Dosimetrists explain procedures to patients and then fit patients with devices to keep them comfortable and immobile during treatment. They may also be involved in research and the development of new therapy techniques.
Career opportunities for medical dosimetrists are excellent. Jobs are available in all areas of the country. Medical Dosimetrists are employed as clinicians by hospitals, universities, and clinics. Opportunities also exist with vendors who market and sell radiation oncology equipment.
- GRU’s ‘4 Years 4 U’ initiative, which focuses on a dialogue between students and the university’s advising staff, was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- GRU Cancer Center Director Dr. Samir Khleif was awarded the Medical Trailblazer Award by the Augusta City Classic at the organization's annual formal banquet.
- A powerful, focused beam of radiation can help beat back cancer that has spread to the spine and causing patients unrelenting pain, GRU physicians say.