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Radiation therapists

During your radiation treatment journey, you will meet a team of highly skilled Radiation Therapists. Radiation Therapists work closely with the Radiation Oncologists to develop a complex individualised plan for your treatment course, and are responsible for delivering your treatment with accuracy and precision. Radiation Therapists also carry out research designed to improve the accuracy of your radiation treatment.


Our Patient Care Radiation Therapists (PCRT) are trained Radiation Therapists who are here to ensure that you have all the support you require with side-effect care, on treatment advice and general supportive care.

 

Patient Care Radiation Therapists (PCRT)

A male & female Patient Care Radiation Therapists standing either side of an patient 

Many health professionals will be involved in your care. Patient care radiation therapists (PCRTs) will be an integral part of your treatment team.

You will meet your PCRT on the first day of your treatment. They will provide supportive care to you and your carers throughout the course of treatment. They liaise with other staff specialists such as radiation oncologists and nurses, allied health staff and administrative staff to ensure high quality patient care is delivered.

As PCRTs have a sound knowledge of radiation therapy and how to plan and deliver treatments they will also be able to provide support if there are any concerns from a technical perspective.

Contact one of our PCRTs:

Treatment Suite 2: 0438 504 298

Treatment Suite 3: 0438 527 915

Treatment Suite 4: 0438 538 340

Email: [email protected]

 

 

Chief of Radiation Therapy

Brian Porter

Brian Porter is the Chief of Radiation Therapy at Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital. Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Radiations at RMIT University in 1992. He has since gained experience in many centres nationally and internationally including Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne (Aus), Andrew Love Cancer Centre in Geelong (Aus), Royal Marsden Hospitals in Sutton and London (UK), Oxford Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford (UK) and Mater Misercordiae Hospital in Sydney (Aus).

Brian is a member of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists as well as being a registered health professional with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Brian has been invited to be on Federal and State (NSW Health) expert panels, including nomination as an expert by ASMIRT to help write sections of the Tripartite National Strategic Plan for 2012 to 2022.