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RTT 102 - Fundamentals of Radiation Therapy

Credits: 2
2 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: RTT 101 
Co-requisites: RTT 112C  

A course in which the student therapist becomes familiar with all types of radiation therapy equipment, learns the types of treatment employed, and learns the use of hand and computer dosimetry in treatment planning. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify and discuss the principles and practice procedures of radiation therapy technology.
  2. Identify and discuss basic treatment and simulation equipment in radiation therapy.
  3. Identify formulas and perform simple dose calculations.
  4. Identify and discuss the theory, operation, applications, and limitations of radiation detection devices.
  5. Explain importance of radiation safety procedures and quality assurance standards in radiation therapy clinical and technical areas.
  6. Discuss the significance of treatment outcomes for patient care.
Listed Topics
  1. Pre-treatment and treatment procedures
  2. Conventional Terminology/Nomenclature in Radiation Therapy
  3. Basic Dosimetry
  4. Conventional and CT Simulators
  5. Linear Accelerators
  6. Basic radiation therapy dosimetry and dose calculations
  7. Measurement of ionizing radiation
  8. Measurement of radiation absorbed dose in tissue equivalent material
  9. Radiation Safety and Protection
  10. Quality Assurance/Improvement Standards
Reference Materials
Required textbooks, power point handouts, miscellaneous handouts, scientific calculator.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006

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