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Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy

Christen Ganley, B.S., R.T.(T)

Christen
Ganley, B.S., R.T.(T)
Instructor, Radiation Therapy
Campus Location: 
Main Campus
Phone: 
901-572-2645
Contact Email: 

Curriculum

The radiation therapy technology (RTT) curriculum is designed to prepare the student to be an entry-level radiation therapist.

Julie Lasley, M.S.A., R.T., (R) (T)

Julie
Lasley, M.S.A., R.T., (R) (T)
Program Chair, Assistant Professor
Campus Location: 
Main Campus
Phone: 
901-572-2644
Contact Email: 

Faculty & Staff

Radiation Therapy Instructors

Instructors:

 Julie Lasley, M.S.A.,R.T.(R)(T)

 Timothy Kennelly, M.S.,CMD,DABR,(TRP)

Links

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:     
http://www.jrcert.org

The JRCERT evaluates and accredits programs in the radiologic sciences. They are the only organization recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) to evaluate and accredit radiation therapy programs.   

This program is currently on probation based upon non-compliance with Standard Five, Objective 5.2. 

Objective 5.2 – Assures that the program documents the following program effectiveness data:

Clinical Education Sites & Clinical Supervisors

Baptist Centers for Cancer Care – Memphis
55 Humphreys Center Drive, Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38120
Clinical Supervisor:
Joan Simone, BS, RT(R)(T)
Michelle Robinson, BHS, RT(R)(T)

Baptist Centers for Cancer Care – DeSoto
7601 Southcrest Parkway
Southaven, MS 38671
Clinical Supervisor:
Patricia Strain, BHS, RT.R)(T)

Baptist Centers for Cancer Care – North Mississippi
504 Azalea Drive
Oxford, MS 38655
Clinical Supervisor:
Melissa Clayton, BHS, RT(R)(T)

Career Opportunities

The college’s radiation therapy graduates work in hospital, freestanding clinics, therapy equipment corporations, and research facilities. Graduates may continue their education and enter into specialized programs for such areas as medical dosimetry and medical physics. Graduates possess the knowledge and skill to enter competitive post baccalaureate programs, including administration, education, applied health sciences, and marketing.

The Profession

Linear AcceleratorA radiation therapist is responsible for the daily treatment of the patient, working one-on-one sometimes from six to seven weeks. They work with highly sophisticated radiation producing equipment, which is aimed at the tumors without destroying surrounding normal tissues.

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