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RTT 203 - Radiation Therapy Technology 1

Credits: 3
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.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify and discuss the policies and procedures of the educational program.
  2. Identify and define oncology principles and the multidisciplinary approach to treatment.
  3. Identify the function of all radiation therapy equipment components.
  4. Define and describe key radiation therapy terminology and procedures.
  5. Identify and discuss the medico-legal aspects of health care.
  6. Define and describe importance of radiation safety and protection.
  7. Identify and define various components of a quality assurance/management program.
  8. Define concepts of dosimetry and perform simple dose calculations.
Listed Topics
  1. Role of the Radiation Therapist
  2. Scope of Practice
  3. Detection and Diagnosis of Cancer
  4. Medico-Legal Aspects & Code of Ethics
  5. Treatment Procedures & Equipment
  6. Calibrations
  7. Simulation Techniques
  8. Immobilization and Positioning
  9. Radiation Safety & Protection
  10. Quality Assurance/Management
  11. Record Keeping
  12. Dose Calculations
Reference Materials
Required textbooks, power point handouts, miscellaneous handouts, scientific calculator.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006

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