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RTT 201 - Theoretical Radiation Therapy 1

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: RTT 101 , RTT 102 , RTT 112C , RTT 120C  
Co-requisites: RTT 202C  

This is a course in treatment equipment used in radiation therapy. Instruction includes the use, components and maintenance of external beam and brachytherapy equipment. Advanced techniques in treatment planning are introduced. 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 describe major components of therapy equipment.
  2. Perform advanced hand dosimetry utilizing axial plane slices.
  3. Identify brachytherapy radioactive materials used for implants.
  4. Calculate for external beam photons, electron beams and brachytherapy.
  5. Define, describe and discuss components of a quality control management program.
  6. Distinguish between safe and hazardous equipment operation.
Listed Topics
  1. Simulator, treatment, and treatment planning equipment and procedures
  2. Immobilization & Contours
  3. Calibrations for PDD, TAR, TPR, TMR
  4. Inhomogeniety Calculations
  5. Wedges and Compensators
  6. Irregular Field Calculations
  7. Rotational Therapy
  8. Photon and Electron Beam Therapy
  9. Brachytherapy Materials and Implant Techniques
  10. Quality Control Measures
Reference Materials
Required textbooks, power point handouts, miscellaneous handouts, scientific calculator
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006

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