1. American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
Radiation oncologists, radiation oncology nurses, medical physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and biologists comprise ASTROs more than 10,000 members, making it the largest radiation oncology organization of its kind.
Radiation therapy, sometimes called radiotherapy, is the use of various forms of radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer and other diseases. Doctors use radiation therapy to try to cure cancer, to control the growth of the cancer or to relieve symptoms, such as pain. It can be used to treat cancer in almost any part of the body, although breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer typically make up more than half of all patients receiving radiation therapy. Radiation is also used to treat several benign diseases, such as non-cancerous tumors, heart disorders and thyroid problems.
2. The American Board of Radiology
The mission of The American Board of Radiology is to serve patients, the public, and the medical profession by certifying that its diplomates have acquired, demonstrated, and maintained a requisite standard of knowledge, skill, and understanding essential to the practice of diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, and radiologic physics.
3. The British Journal of Radiology
The British Journal of Radiology is the official peer-reviewed monthly research journal of the British Institute of Radiology.
It is a multidisciplinary journal covering all clinical and technical aspects of diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy and oncology, medical physics and radiobiology. The multidisciplinary approach of the journal enables readers to keep up-to-date with developments in their own as well as related fields.
BJR is essential reading for radiologists, medical physicists, radiotherapists, radiographers and radiobiologists.