What is Radiation Therapy?
Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a treatment using ionizing radiation, generally provided as part of cancer therapy to either kill or control the growth of malignant cells.
Where Can I Study Radiation Therapy In South Africa?
University of Cape Town.
University of the Witwatersrand.
University of Pretoria.
University of Stellenbosch.
University of KwaZulu-Natal.
University of the Free State.
How do I become a radiation therapist in South Africa?
Certificate (National Senior Certificate / NC(V) According to the specific requirements of the educational institution)
Diploma (National Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography)
Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Technology in Radiography)
How long does it take to become a radiation therapist in South Africa?
Medical radiation therapists in South Africa typically study for 3-4 years.
How many radiation therapist are there in South Africa?
A survey of both private and public sector radiation therapy facilities in South Africa shows that they are available in only 7 major urban centres.
About 20,000 cases are treated yearly by 58 therapists and 190 therapy radiographers, with 37 megavoltage and 24 X-ray machines.
Are radiation therapist in demand in South Africa?
However, there is widespread shortage of radiation therapists (RTs) across public cancer treatment centres in South Africa, and this has a significant bearing on service delivery.