These are some of the people you are likely to meet when you come to us for radiotherapy.

Therapy radiographers

Therapy radiographers operate the machines that give you your radiotherapy treatment, but there’s more to the role than that. Our radiographers:

  • Operate the CT scanner 
  • Working closely with your consultant and a physicist to plan your treatment
  • Deliver your radiotherapy treatment
  • Are trained to give you information, support and counselling to help you cope
  • We have radiographers who work at an advanced level of practice in specific cancer sites. These radiographers support you throughout your treatment and provide follow up services.

It’s important to us that you feel you can discuss your concerns and anxieties with the team, as well as ask questions about what is happening to you

Medical physicists

Your consultant will work with a physicist - a radiation expert - who will help to plan your treatment. The physicist will

  • help decide the best way of giving the prescribed amount of radiation
  • maintain the accuracy of the equipment used to deliver your treatment

You may not meet the physicist as they usually work behind the scenes.


You may need to have a mould made for your treatment. This will be made at your CT appointment.  


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