Your Healthcare Team
During your visit to Arizona Prostate Cancer Center, you will be supported by a team of highly skilled specialists dedicated to your care and prostate cancer treatment.
Your team includes:
Your urologist from Arizona Urology Specialists will be integrally involved and kept apprised of your IMRT/IGRT treatment progress.
The radiation oncologist is your physician who will oversee your radiation therapy treatments. The radiation oncologist works closely with the radiation therapy team to develop your treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is given accurately. The radiation oncologist also monitors your progress and adjusts your treatments as necessary to make sure the radiation is hitting its targeted tumor while minimizing side effects.
The medical physicist oversees the work of the dosimetrist to help ensure that IMRT/IGRT treatments are properly tailored to each patient. They also collaborate with radiation oncologists to design treatment routines, take precise measurements of the radiation beam and monitor equipment and procedures to ensure that each patient receives the prescribed dose of radiation.
The medical dosimetrist works very closely with the radiation oncologist and the medical physicist to carefully develop the treatment plan and calculate the exact dose of radiation specifically for each patient. The treatment plan is designed to effectively treat the prostate cancer while sparing as much of the surrounding healthy tissue as possible.
A radiation therapist is a specially licensed therapist who administers your daily radiation treatment under the doctor’s prescription and supervision. They also maintain daily records and regularly check the machines that provide radiation treatments.