Welcome to Radiation Therapy

Thank you for your interest in the Radiation Therapy program at Augusta University.

Our program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org).   

Program graduates may be eligible for the national certification exam in Radiation Therapy administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org). 

RadT scanner

What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy uses high-energy ionizing radiation to deliver a prescribed course of radiation to treat cancer and some benign diseases. Its goal is to kill cancer cells while sparing the surrounding normal tissue. The radiation therapist monitors the patient's clinical progress and emotional support during treatment, provides education about treatment and procedures, and is responsible for accurately interpreting, verifying, administering, and recording the treatment prescribed by a radiation oncologist. As a member of the health care team, radiation therapists refer patients to physicians, nurses, or social service professionals when necessary.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for radiation therapists are excellent, with jobs available in all parts of the country. Radiation therapists can be employed by hospitals, universities, clinics, or vendors who market radiation oncology equipment. Some radiation therapists work in independent or contract temporary positions and travel to facilities throughout the nation.

As the U.S. population grows and an increasing share of it is in older age groups, the number of people needing treatment is expected to increase and spur demand for radiation therapists.   

Class of 2018

Class of May 2018
Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Contact Us

   College of Allied Health
Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
   Health Sciences Campus,
EC 2433
987 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30904

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