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A unique treatment team who truly care about you

A unique treatment team who truly care about you

Radiation Therapist

Radiation therapists are highly specialized trained individuals who ensure that the radiation treatment plan developed by your physician is delivered accurately and safely.  Prior to starting radiation treatments, the therapists will review your treatment chart to confirm the area to be treated, the dose of radiation to be delivered, the radiation technique, and imaging requirements.  

 

On the first treatment the therapists will align each patient utilizing external marks and sophisticated imaging with x-rays or CT scans to ensure that the treatment is delivered exactly as prescribed by your physician.  During daily treatments the therapists will also inquire about side effects and inform the nurses and physicians promptly of any concerns you may have.  

Dosimetry Team

A medical dosimetrist is an analytical member of the radiation oncology team who works closely in collaboration with the radiation therapists, medical physicists, and radiation oncologists within the department. A medical dosimetrist has an overall knowledge of math, physics, anatomy & physiology, radiobiology, and knows the characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment machines and equipment. 

 

With their expertise, medical dosimetrists design, generate, and measure radiation dose distributions and dose calculations while providing oversight to high level treatment procedures in both external beam radiation therapy and brachytherapy.

 

Team Members

Drew Granatowicz and Nicole Luther, owners of Dose Medical Dosimetry Services, have a combined 20 years of experience in medical dosimetry.  Both Drew and Nicole graduated from the Medical Dosimetry program at UT Health San Antonio in 2013.  Drew obtained his MS in medical dosimetry from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2015.  They have a strong commitment not only to the clinical care they provide, but also to education and research within the field of medical dosimetry.  

 

Nicole is currently working on research in pancreatic cancer care and is an active member of the scholarship committee for the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD).  In 2020, Drew was awarded a Research Grant through Varian related to work he’s doing with cord compression and palliative treatments.  In addition to his many clinical roles, Drew is also a Clinical Instructor and Adjunct Professor for the Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry program at Grand Valley State University.

Medical Physicist

Medical physicists have graduate level education and are responsible for ensuring that the radiation treatment machines are properly calibrated and deliver the exact dose of radiation prescribed by your physician.  They also review each radiation treatment plan to make certain that it meets the objectives of your physician.