Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Radiation Therapy Technology

A Radiation Therapist has a unique opportunity to blend the knowledge and skills of mathematics, science, and psychology in daily work.

  • Operates sophisticated radiation equipment to treat cancerous tissue according to doctor's orders.
  • Assists in designing the patient's treatment through the use of hand or computer produced calculations.
  • Recognizes when a patient is having additional medical problems which require a doctor's attention.
  • Provides psychological support for patients who are dealing with the stress of their illness.