Nursing and Bioscience Tech Students Learn about Radiation Oncology in Interprofessional Experience
In February, FACT BSN nursing students and BS and MS Bioscience Technology students spent a day learning about radiation therapy and medical dosimetry from the experts.
Matthew Marquess, MBA, RT(T), program director of the Radiation Therapy program, and Shirley Johnston, MS, CMD, RT(R)(T), program director and clinical coordinator of the Medical Dosimetry program, introduced students to the radiation oncology field with a lecture. Then they offered a glimpse of the practice in simulated action, with a demonstration of VERT, the virtual reality software that shows how radiation therapy uses a beam to deliver a targeted dose of radiation to a patient.
The software shows the impact of the beam, invisible in real life, on the patient’s internal anatomy.