CLOSE COOPERATION IN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM
During its ongoing development, radiotherapy has advanced to become a highly complex field. In order to be able to provide optimal quality in treatment today, the precisely aligned and trustworthy cooperation between various professional groups is mandatory.
Physicians are responsible for, among other things, the decision in favor of radiotherapy, the coordination of the treatment concept with other disciplines, the determination of the dosage, the definition of the areas to be radiated in the planning computer tomography, and the care of the patients during and following treatment.
Medical Physics Experts (MPE) ensure, among other things, the friction-free function of the complete medical technology, dosage calculation and control via phantom measurements on the radiation equipment, the documentation of all radiotherapeutic processes, and the supervision of the entire network.
Medical-technical Radiology Assistants (MTRA) are responsible for performing the daily treatments on the linear accelerator and in the brachytherapy, the creation of planning computer tomographies, and radiotherapy-relevant logistics, e.g. scheduling appointments.
Physician’s Assistants and Secretarial Staff take care of welcoming the patient at the reception desk, the issue of prescriptions, the organization of taxi transport in coordination with the MTRAs, answering the telephone, accounting and invoicing, along with handling medical correspondence.