There are many people dedicated to your care at the Barren River Regional Cancer Center. Leading the team is Craig Tyree, M.D
., board certified radiation oncologist. His training in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery, and stereotactic bodyframe radiation therapy allow him to deliver the most effective treatment with the least toxicity.
In addition to your physician, other professionals will be working with you during your therapy. These individuals include:
- The radiation therapist is a specially trained professional who operates
the treatment machines that administer the radiation dose prescribed by your radiation oncologist.
- The radiation oncology nurses work closely with the physician to assess your
physical, psychological, and social needs. The nurse schedules and coordinates services for you
with caregivers to promote continuous quality care.
- The medical physicist provides ongoing quality control on the treatment
machines to assure that the equipment is in proper working order. The physicist is also
responsible for measurements and dose calculations, as well as weekly patient dose monitoring.
- The medical dosimetrist works closely with both the medical physicist and radiation
therapist. This individual performs dose distributions, calculation, chart checks, and other physics
The Barren River Regional Cancer Center staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and here to help you and your
family. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.