Bethesda Hospital East

Safety

 

Radiation therapy is safe and effective. Physicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists and radiation therapists collaborate to create and carry out a treatment plan for each patient. Additionally, at Bethesda, each treatment machine, known as a linear accelerator, routinely undergoes an extensive series of quality assurance tests to verify it is functioning properly. Before any patient receives treatment, each member of the team independently reviews the treatment plan to ensure the physician’s prescription is accurately followed.