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External-Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) For Prostate Cancer

The External Radiation Team

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External Beam Radiation Therapy is performed by a team which includes the following people:

Radiation oncologist: 

  •  An oncologist who specializes in radiation)
  • The radiation oncologist does the planning for the radiation treatment and manages you medically throughout the therapy. 
  • The radiation oncologist also oversees the quality of the therapy.

Radiation physicist:

  • Maintains the radiation equipment and related computers. 
  • Is involved with setting the treatment plan.

Radiation technologist: The person who administers the treatment plan.  The radiation therapist also brings you into the treatment room, sets you into correct position for the treatment, and turns the machine on and off. 

Radiation nurse: The person who schedules your appointments and answers your questions.

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