Both diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers have various roles in the preparation for treatment and treatment delivery. Patients and carers will also meet some of the radiographers before starting treatment at the assessment visits.
Radiographers acquire CT, MRI scans which are used to plan a treatment, and they make the casts or masks that may be required for treatment. The radiographers will also position you on the treatment couch daily and use X-rays to ensure you are in the correct position before starting treatment.
The team works alongside the clinical oncologists, treatment planners, dosimetrists and physicists to deliver treatment.