Definitions for "Radiation therapist"
A specially trained person who operates the equipment that delivers the radiation. Sometimes, physicians who treat with radiation are called radiation therapists, but the modern term for the physician is "radiation oncologist," even though the physician may use radiation to treat conditions other than cancer. The older term for a radiation therapist is "radiation therapy technologist," and therapists sometimes are still called "techs."
A member of the radiation treatment team who positions the patient on the simulator and linear accelerator tables and who runs the equipment for simulation and treatment.
a person with special training to work the equipment that delivers radiation therapy.