Sep 21, 2023
RTT 203 - Radiation Therapy Technology 1
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: ARRT Registry in Radiography or B.S. degree with clinical radiation oncology background.
Co-requisites: RTT 204C , PHY 125
This course provides a study of oncology, basic radiation therapy physics, and treatment planning, as well as the operation and maintenance of radiation therapy equipment. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify and discuss the policies and procedures of the educational program.
- Identify and define oncology principles and the multidisciplinary approach to treatment.
- Identify the function of all radiation therapy equipment components.
- Define and describe key radiation therapy terminology and procedures.
- Identify and discuss the medico-legal aspects of health care.
- Define and describe importance of radiation safety and protection.
- Identify and define various components of a quality assurance/management program.
- Define concepts of dosimetry and perform simple dose calculations.
- Role of the Radiation Therapist
- Scope of Practice
- Detection and Diagnosis of Cancer
- Medico-Legal Aspects & Code of Ethics
- Treatment Procedures & Equipment
- Simulation Techniques
- Immobilization and Positioning
- Radiation Safety & Protection
- Quality Assurance/Management
- Record Keeping
- Dose Calculations
Required textbooks, power point handouts, miscellaneous handouts, scientific calculator.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006
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