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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
January 19, 2017

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Megan Whitley, M.S., CMD, R.T.(T)

Objective

I desire to find a position in Medical Dosimetry which can utilize my treatment planning skills, further cultivate my therapy talents, and develop my qualities as a leader. I also intend to use my organization and communication abilities to enrich the cancer treatment experience for patients.

Education

August 2016 – Certified Medical Dosimetrist – CMD 2001446

September 2012 – April 2014 University of Wisconsin – La Crosse La Crosse, WI

Master of Science Degree in Medical Dosimetry

Current Graduate school GPA: 3.92

Research Project: Electronic Compensation for Breast Cancer

(Thesis provided upon request)

May 2005 – May 2007 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL

Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy school GPA: 3.75

Dean’s List: Spring 2006 - Spring 2007

ARRT #: 425198 Expiration date: 02/28/2018

Clinical Internship Experience

Medical Dosimetry (2012-2014)

12-month internship divided between 2 facilities:

Central DuPage Hospital Photon Center where I was trained on Eclipse 10.0 and TomoTherapy treatment planning softwares, Mosaiq, and RadCalc

oTreatment tactics included IMRT, IGRT, CBCT, MVCT, 4D scanning, RapidArc therapy and TomoTherapy using Varian Trilogy and TomoTherapy machines

oObservation and assistance with physics on the Brainlab treatment planning system for SRS and SRT, Delta4, BeamChecker Plus and Varian’s VariSource iX Afterloader

oCreating, developing, and verifying radiation treatment plans in conjunction with the Radiation Oncologist for external beam, SRS, and brachytherapy treatments

oCT, MRI, PET, PET/CT based plans, with multimodality fusion

oElectronic and paper documentation to ensure proper treatment delivery

oCoordination of patient treatment plans within Information Management system

ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Chicago where I learned CMS/XiO for proton planning

oIntense training with Velocity contouring and image fusion software

oObservation, assistance, and planning under the supervision of CMD

Radiation Therapy

oUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Cancer Center

oHere I was introduced to the Eclipse treatment planning system during my first dosimetry rotation and to both the Varian EX and Varian IX during my two treatment rotations.

oThe Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road

oI was thoroughly introduced to both Eclipse and TomoTherapy treatment planning systems during one dosimetry rotation and one treatment rotation. During treatment I was trained on both TomoTherapy and a Varian EX.

Work Experience

September 2016 – Current Wellstar Kennestone Cancer Center Marietta, GA

Radiation Therapist

Effectively administer the prescribed course of radiation therapy via Elekta and TomoTherapy linear accelerators

With the use of Phillips technology, simulating patients using technologies such as 4D, gating, SAVI, Senorx, vaginal cylinders, and Cyberknife, all for their uses in brain, lung, abdominal, GYN, and APBI treatments.

Provide educational and emotional assistance to both patients and their families

August 2014 – September 2016 Radiation Oncology Services Atlanta, GA

Medical Dosimetrist

Treatment planning on Pinnacle (2 years), and Raystation (1 year) including electron, 3D conformal, IMRT, VMAT, and gated treatment planning for lung, abdominal, and breast, along with exposure to SRS and SBRT

Image Fusion and contouring in Velocity, Pinnacle, and Raystation

Knowledge and practice of thorough communication with all clinic staff due to planning remotely across a network for 8 physicians in 5 clinics

Liaison for physician training in Raystation

Sole dosimetrist for the Henry County location and responsible for all planning, coordination with Piedmont Health system, and for meeting standards of MD Anderson, by whom we are credentialed

February 2010 - December 2012 Southeast Cancer Network Birmingham, AL

Medical Dosimetrist (on the job training)

Treatment planning on CMS/XiO, Focal Sim, and PrecisePlan

Image Fusion on Velocity and Focal Sim

Communication with physicians and radiation therapists regarding treatment goals and plan accomplishments

Mold/Block room technician

Thorough knowledge of networking due to remote dosimetry providing treatment plans for 6 physicians in 10 clinics

May 2007 - February 2010 Southeast Physician Network Tuscaloosa, AL

Radiation Therapist

Daily treatment on Siemens equipment

Simulation CT scans for treatment planning and creation of immobilization devices

Communication with patients on current condition, treatment regimen, and expectations

Daily use of SonArray ultrasound equipment as well as regular in-services with skilled technicians

Additional Computer/Software Skills

Other computer software/web-based application programs including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Weebly, VoiceThread, Wikispaces, and YouSeeU

References

Daniel J. Spring, CMD

Medical Dosimetrist at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, WI

Cell: 217-***-****

E-mail: acydig@r.postjobfree.com

Janice Carlisle, M.Ed., CMD

Medical Dosimetrist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Office Number: 205-***-**** Cell: 205-***-****

E-mail: acydig@r.postjobfree.com

Dr. Shelby P. Sanford, MD Radiation Oncologist and Owner – Southeast Physicians Network Office Number: 205-***-**** Cell: 205-***-**** E-mail: acydig@r.postjobfree.com

Joe Tomei, CMD

Lead Medical Dosimetrist at Wellstar Cancer Center at Kennestone

Office Number: 770-***-****

E-mail: acydig@r.postjobfree.com



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