The Certified Medical Dosimetrist is a member of the radiation oncology team who has knowledge of the overall characteristics and clinical relevance of radiation oncology treatment machines and equipment, is cognizant of procedures commonly used in brachytherapy and has the education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calcuations in collaboration with the Medical Physicist and the Radiation Oncologist.

Charity, Medical Dosimetrist

Started at Bismarck Cancer Center: 2009
Previous Experience: Cancer Center of ND – Grand Forks
Education: Bachelor of Science from University of Mary, Radiation Therapy program from University of Minnesota, & Masters in Medical Dosimetry University of WI LaCrosse

Charity chose a career in the cancer field because of her desire to make a difference in the lives of the patients. She loves being able to help patients through this very difficult time in their lives. She feels like they become like family to her and that they inspire her. Charity’s favorite part of working at Bismarck Cancer Center is coming to work on Monday mornings and hearing about everyone’s weekends – both coworkers and patients!

Carissa, Medical Dosimetrist 

Started at Bismarck Cancer Center: 2016
Previous Experience: Radiation therapist at Bismarck Cancer Center 
Education: Bachelor of science-University of Mary, Radiation Therapy Program-Mayo School of Health Sciences, Medical Dosimetry-University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Carissa was drawn to the cancer care field after her dad’s battle with cancer. His positive experience with the employees who had helped him through his cancer journey helped her realize that she wanted to be there for others. Carissa says her patients and coworkers inspire her to grow and work on being the best version of herself. Being a part of the Cancer Center is humbling, and she feels lucky to be a part of this great team.