Radiation Therapists administer prescribed radiation treatments for cancer patients. Radiation treatments may be administered externally using radiation-emitting equipment such as linear accelerators, or internally by placing radioactive material into body cavities or tissue. Radiation therapists work closely with medical specialists such as radiation oncologists and medical physicists. They work at cancer care facilities that offer radiation therapy. (OCCinfo by alis)

To learn more about related occupations, including Medical Radiation Technologists (X-ray, CT, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine), view the links to the right.

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The University of Manitoba does not offer any specialized training leading to a career as a Radiation Therapist. However, students may complete pre-requisite courses at the U of M before applying to an accredited program. Please view the links below for more information about training programs in North America. 

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Information for Foreign-Trained Radiation Technologists - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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