The Radiation Therapy Team at Bay Area Hospital is an elite corps of multidisciplinary professionals, each of them trained in oncology treatment. National certifications in their respective fields assure you up-to-date treatment, delivered with exacting precision.
Dr. Henderson earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind. He then graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Indiana University in 2008 and went on join the faculty there. As an assistant professor of clinical radiation oncology, he headed site-specific services focusing on central nervous system tumors, head and neck cancer, and breast cancer.
From 2010-2014, Dr. Henderson also practiced general radiation oncology as the medical director of the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital Department of Radiation Therapy. His research focused on treatment of central nervous system tumors and on better understanding and avoidance of toxicity from stereotactic body radiation therapy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer.
Dr. Henderson is board-certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology and remains active in continuous maintenance of certification. He also is an adjunct associate professor of radiation medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
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Our medical physicist, certified by The American Board of Medical Physics, is responsible for the technical aspects of your radiation oncology treatment. He consults with your physician about your prescription for radiation therapy, he supervises the computerized planning and precise placement of the radiation beams, and he confirms the proper functioning of the linear accelerator that delivers your radiation treatment.
Radiation therapists, also known as radiation therapy technologists, operate the linear accelerator that delivers your radiation treatment. They monitor your condition over the course of your treatment, make adjustments to compensate for changes, and may alert your physician if they notice side-effects or anything that might require an adjustment to the radiation plan.
Our radiation therapists are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, with annual renewals. They also are licensed by the state of Oregon, with renewals every two years.
Dosimetrists perform calculations to assure accurate delivery of the radiation oncologist’s prescribed dose. These computations take into consideration the protection of healthy tissue, taking particular care with sensitive areas such as the eyes, heart, and spinal cord.
Our dosimetrists are certified by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board.
The registered nurses working in our radiation therapy facility have extensive training and experience. Their job is to monitor your symptoms and your progress; keep you informed about your condition and your treatment plan; and communicate your needs to your doctor and other health-care providers.
Your nurse will be your liaison, your advocate, and your guide as you navigate the sometimes perplexing process of cancer treatment. You’re always welcome to ask questions -- or just stop in for a little encouragement.
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