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how is rad onc different from rad?

Discussion in 'Radiation Oncology' started by chef, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. chef

    chef Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2001
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    I'm a M1 and am curious what rad onc is. can someone kindly give a crash course on what rad onc is? thanks!!!

    is it research-heavy residency/career? At my medical school, about 40% of MSTP graduates matched in rad onc in the past 2 yrs. ???
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  3. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator
    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
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    Resident [Any Field]
    They are different fields. Radiation oncology is treatment of cancer with radiation from a linear accelerator, gamma knife, or brachytherapy (planting radioactive wires or seeds near the cancer).

    Radiology is imaging using X-rays, CT, MRI, Ultrasound etc. There is also interventional radiology.

    Check www.radiologyinfo.org for information on both fields.

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