Role of the Radiation Therapist at CyberKnife Center of Chicago

At CyberKnife Center of Chicago, our radiation therapists serve as an educational resource for patients to learn about the procedure before and during CyberKnife┬« treatment. Along with making sure every patient’s needs are addressed and communicated to the treatment team, the radiation therapists operate the CyberKnife machine during treatment under the direction of radiation oncologists.

Our radiation therapists undergo specialized training and board certification to operate the CyberKnife equipment. Their key responsibilities include working closely with the physicist and radiation oncologist, ensuring safety procedures are followed, radiation dosage is correct and equipment is in proper working order before delivering treatment. Radiation therapists sometimes simulate a treatment to determine if it is appropriate for a specific case or if an alternative method should be pursued.

Joe Canaletta, Kathy Hessinger, Jamie Christ and Cindy Carey serve as CyberKnife Center of Chicago’s radiation therapists.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.