If your treatment plan includes radiation therapy, you can rest assured that it will be given safely and effectively by highly-trained, board-certified providers and team members. Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer—utilized in more than half of all cases. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to shrink tumors safely and damage cancer cells. Radiation oncologists use this important therapy as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other therapies, including surgery and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is used at various stages of cancer treatment and for different goals of care.
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While the department presently provides radiation therapy services using five linear accelerators in addition to a variety of other radiation delivery and simulation and planning equipment, the current inventory of radiation treatment machines is falling short in meeting increasing demands for services. Although the current departmental setup is conducive to the training of students enrolled in these programs, the facilities do not provide an environment where real-time clinical simulation can be performed and observed by instructors. Although the proposed project places a considerable amount of financial hardship on the organization due to the costs associated with purchasing and commissioning a new linear accelerator, as well as the costs involved in the construction of a treatment bay and observation suite. Given projected estimates that cancer incidence is on the rise in the State of North Carolina, the need for increased cancer treatment delivery services including those provided by radiation oncology centers will become paramount.
The Intersection of Radiation and Medical Oncology Nursing
What is a Radiation Therapist? A radiation therapist is a medical professional who administers radiation to patients who have cancer. Radiation therapists are part of an interdisciplinary team of oncologists, medical physicists and oncology nurses who all work together to plan and administer treatments and monitor the condition of patients. Radiation therapists are an essential part of a patient's health care team. Some of the duties and tasks of a radiation therapist include:.
Topics: Medical Billing , Radiation Oncology. Accurate billing and coding practices are necessary for any healthcare provider - regardless of specialty - to receive reimbursements from insurance companies. However, radiation oncologists may feel increased pressure for a high clean claim rate.