MP like another profession?
In some ways, a medical physicist is like a pharmacist. The doctor writes a prescription of radiation for your cancer, and it is the job of the medical physicist to fill the prescription. First, we have to test the quality of the machines that are used to treat cancer. Every day we perform quality testing on the machines to ensure the safety of our patients. Second, with the help of other staff on the radiation therapy team, we develop a unique treatment plans to get the radiation where the doctor wants it and away from the healthy organs. Our quality checks do not stop when the treatment begins - during treatment we make continuous checks to ensure safety throughout the treatment, and verify the delivery of the radiation to the cancer.
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