Heyoung McBride, M.D. is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Lovelace Health System. She is a board-certified radiation oncologist with special interests in gynecologic malignancies, breast cancer, brain tumors, prostate cancer, lung,...Read More »
Your radiation therapy will be managed by team of highly trained medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, therapists, physicists and dosimetrists. Here is more information about the other roles on the team:
- Radiation oncology nurses will work with each member of your treatment team to coordinate your care. They will help assess your health during treatment and can explain possible side effects and how to manage them.
- Radiation therapists deliver your daily radiation treatments and are experts in operating the radiation therapy machines. They work under the guidance of the radiation oncologist.
- Medical physicists work the radiation oncologist to determine and deliver treatment. They oversee the dosimetrists and make sure the treatment is safely tailored to each patient.
- Dosimetrists work with the radiation oncologist and medical physicist to develop a treatment plan that will optimize the amount of radiation to use, while sparing healthy tissue.