Glossary of Terms
|Radiation Oncologist||RO||A specialist doctor who is qualified in the treatment of cancer by radiation|
|Radiation Therapists||RT||Qualified technical professionals involved in the planning and operation of the radiation equipment during your treatment|
|Medical Physicist||A scientific officer who performs regular checks to ensure the safety of radiation equipment and treatment plans.|
|Registered Nurses||RN||Nurses who have advanced knowledge of caring for cancer patients. The nurses, along with the radiation therapists, will advise you on how to look after yourself while you are on treatment|
|Receptionist/Scheduler||These people will help you with scheduling your appointments, and will be able to discuss your account details|
|Engineer||This is a person that has trained on the operation and maintenance of the equipment|
Understanding Your Treatment
The Patient Pathway
We understand you may be anxious about having radiation therapy. Read about the patient pathway and what to expect before, during and after radiation therapy treatment. AT ARO we work closely with your radiation oncologist to develop an individualised treatment plan for each patient.Explore the patient pathway
There are over 200 types of cancer, and each cancer is named after the area the cell came from. Each organ of your body can have several kinds of cancer.
ARO offers a comprehensive range of treatment techniques to suit individual needs. You will receive world-leading treatment at ARO, with the best in diagnostic techniques, technologies and treatment plans based on international best practice.
Our radiation oncologists regularly participate in meetings with other medical specialists (often referred to as Multidisciplinary Meetings or MDMs). This means our specialists understand how best to work with your other specialists so your treatment is absolutely aligned.