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RTT 211 - Theoretical Radiation Therapy 2

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: RTT 101 , RTT 102 , RTT 112C , RTT 120C , RTT 201 , RTT 202C  
Co-requisites: RTT 212C  

This is a course in the theory of computer use in treatment planning, assessment and maintenance of simulation and treatment equipment, techniques in image processing and high energy linear accelerators. Emphasis is on advanced computerized 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 describe computer treatment planning techniques for external beam and brachytherapy.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of advanced planning concepts by body system.
  3. Identify and describe common tumorcidal doses, fractionation schedules, field placement borders, common routes of spread and techniques allowing reduction of dose to critical normal structures.
  4. Develop and apply problem solving as it relates to advanced dosimetry and hand calculations.
  5. Differentiate between external beams and implant radiotherapy.
  6. Apply quality assurance/improvement standards to treatment planning.
  7. Examine the purpose and function of record and verify systems.
  8. Develop multiple treatment plans using standard case study approach.
Listed Topics
  1. Computer treatment planning advanced concepts
  2. Positioning and Immobilization Tools
  3. Simulators and Linear Accelerators
  4. Electronic Charting Systems
  5. Computer software differences
  6. 3 Dimensional Treatment Plans
  7. Cross Sectional Anatomy
  8. Photon and Electron Beams
  9. Brachytherapy
  10. Treatment Volumes and Doses
  11. Critical Structures and Side Effects
Reference Materials
Required textbooks, power point handouts, miscellaneous handouts, scientific calculator.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006

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