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The description of Radiation Therapy as prescribed in the Second Schedule of the Allied Health Professions Act 2011 is provided in the following sections.

DESCRIPTION OF "RADIATION THERAPY" 

1) Radiation therapy involves ––

  • the controlled use of ionising radiation, radioactive substances and non-ionising radiation to facilitate the localisation, management and treatment of cancerous and non‑cancerous lesions;
  • the development of an optimal radiation treatment plan; and
  • the safe administration of radiation treatment.


2) The acts or activities constituting radiation therapy include, but are not limited to the following:

  • reviewing clinical requests;
  • fabricating appropriate immobilisation devices;
  • conducting pre-treatment simulation and treatment planning to facilitate radiation treatment;
  • administering radiation treatment or other actions as part of a care team, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • carrying out the appropriate image verification before delivery of treatment;
    • dispensing and administering the appropriate radiation dose in accordance with the medical treatment plan prescribed by medical practitioners and principles of radiation safety and protection.

 

Last Updated :  23 Dec 2016 09:00