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Before or during radiation treatment, you may run into any of the following professionals who together make up the radiation team.

Dosimetrist: A member of the radiation oncology team who has knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment machines and equipment. A dosimetrist calculates the amount of time each treatment lasts. 

Radiation nurse: A nurse who is trained in radiation therapy. A radiation nurse coordinates treatments and answers patient's questions.

Radiation oncologist: A doctor with specialized training in treating cancer with radiation. 

Radiation physicist: The person who oversees the functioning of the radiation equipment.

Radiation technologist: The person who positions you with respect to the machine, and actually administers the treatment.

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