Radiation Therapy Education
The Radiation Therapy Program, sponsored by the School of Medicine on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, is designed to provide academic and clinical education to prepare qualified radiation therapists. The program's major purpose is to provide a quality baccalaureate degree program in radiation therapy dedicated to the health and welfare of the patient through the treatment of disease.
Radiation therapy involves the use of different forms of ionizing radiation for the treatment of benign and malignant tumors. Radiation therapists administer the prescribed dose of ionizing radiation to specific sites of the patient's body as directed by the physician. They operate varied types of equipment, including high energy linear accelerators, and work with radioactive materials. In addition, radiation therapists observe the clinical progress of the patient undergoing radiation therapy, observe for first signs of any complication, and determine when treatment should be withheld until a physician may be consulted.
The educational program in radiation therapy is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, Indiana University Medical Center (click here for campus map selections).
Maria Walker, B.S., R.T. (R)(T)
Yvette L. Chapman, MBA, R.T.(R)(T)(M) Clinical Coordinator