Archive for August 2019

National Immunization Awareness Month

As more than 80% of people will get a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection at some point in their lives, make vaccinating your children part of their back-to-school preparation. MD Anderson Cancer Center strongly recommends that all females and males 9-26 years old receive the HPV vaccine. Unvaccinated men and women ages 27–45 can also get…

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What is the Role of the Medical Dosimetrist?

Our medical dosimetrists have a very important role in the treatment of our patients. Their role is to design and optimize radiation plans for patients going through proton therapy treatment. To do this, they collaborate with the medical physicists and radiation oncologists. How does dosimetry work? Dosimetrist develop computerized radiation treatment plans and ensure the…

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