A Medical Physicist works directly with the radiation oncologist during treatment planning and delivery. They oversee the work of the dosimetrist, and help ensure the complex treatments are properly tailored for each patient. Medical physicists are responsible for developing and directing quality control programs for equipment and procedures. Their responsibilities also include making sure all equipment works properly by taking precise measurements of the radiation beam and performing other safety tests on a regular basis.
Content provided by The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the National Cancer Institute.