News | September 26, 2013

ASRT Foundation and RAD-AID International To Launch Education

September 26, 2013 – The ASRT Foundation and RAD-AID International have announced plans to offer a program for radiation therapists to teach in China.

The program will provide radiation therapists with the opportunity to travel to China to lecture at specialty conferences, spearhead didactic teaching at medical facilities, participate in equipment demonstrations and develop case discussions. Lectures will cover a broad range of topics including practice techniques, quality control and patient safety.

“According to RAD-AID’s 2010 Radiology-Readiness Assessment, Chinese imaging professionals benefit from additional educational opportunities,” said ASRT Foundation board of trustees chair Parsha Hobson, M.P.A., R.T. “Through the radiation therapy teaching program, we’re confident that radiation therapy professionals in China will learn advanced skills that they can apply in the workplace, ultimately resulting in improved patient care.”

A minimum of two teams with expertise in imaging for radiation therapy planning and execution will be selected annually. For each team, the ASRT Foundation will provide funding for one board-certified radiation therapist to join a radiation oncologist or radiologist sponsored by RAD-AID International.

“RAD-AID’s partnership with the ASRT Foundation in offering this program is a cornerstone of our commitment to building interdisciplinary teams with diverse skill sets to foster international collaboration for global radiology and radiation therapy. This new program embodies our commitment to international education and strengthening collaboration among imaging professionals and radiation therapists,” said RAD-AID chief executive officer Daniel Mollura.  

The Foundation unveiled the new program at the ASRT Radiation Therapy Conference in Atlanta, Sept. 22-24. Interested individuals may apply using the R.T. Fellowship Program for Developing Countries application at www.asrtfoundation.org/opportunities

Related Content

ASTRO and ASCO Launch New Cancer Care Quality Registry
News | Radiation Therapy | January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018 — A registry that tracks the quality of medical care provided to patients receiving cancer treatment
First Hospitals Achieve Inter-System Connectivity Across Accuray Radiation Therapy Platforms
News | Radiation Therapy | January 19, 2018
Accuray Inc. announced recently that the Heidelberg University Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, and Oscar Lambret...
RayStation Selected for New Carbon Ion Therapy Center in Japan
News | Treatment Planning | January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018 – RayStation has been chosen as the treatment planning system for a new carbon-ion therapy facility
Raysearch Receives First Order for the Raycare Oncology Information System
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018 – Anderson Regional Cancer Center (ARCC) in Meridian, Mississippi, has placed the first order for...
Mevion Receives 510(k) Clearance for Hyperscan Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy
Technology | Proton Therapy | January 04, 2018
Mevion Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Mevion S250i...
Study Compares Radiosurgery and Whole-Brain Radiation in Lung Cancer Patients With Multiple Brain Metastases
News | Radiation Therapy | January 03, 2018
Although targeted therapies have produced dramatic advances in the ability to control some types of advanced lung...
MEDraysintell Downgrades Proton Therapy Market Projection for 2030
News | Proton Therapy | January 02, 2018
MEDraysintell recently downgraded its projection for proton therapy rooms expected to be operational in 2030 from 1,200...
California US Oncology Network Centers Adopt Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy System for Early-Stage Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems | January 02, 2018
iCAD Inc. announced that its Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System is now available at two California-based...
Blue Phantom System Used for Acceptance of First European Varian Halcyon Machine
News | Radiation Therapy | January 02, 2018
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced in November the acceptance and beam model validation of the first Varian...
Study Finds Link Between Breast Cancer Treatments and Cellular Aging Markers
News | Women's Health | January 02, 2018
January 2, 2018 — A new study found women who had received chemotherapy and/or...
Overlay Init