Oct 04, 2023
RTT 211 - Theoretical Radiation Therapy 2
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify and describe computer treatment planning techniques for external beam and brachytherapy.
- Demonstrate understanding of advanced planning concepts by body system.
- 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.
- Develop and apply problem solving as it relates to advanced dosimetry and hand calculations.
- Differentiate between external beams and implant radiotherapy.
- Apply quality assurance/improvement standards to treatment planning.
- Examine the purpose and function of record and verify systems.
- Develop multiple treatment plans using standard case study approach.
- Computer treatment planning advanced concepts
- Positioning and Immobilization Tools
- Simulators and Linear Accelerators
- Electronic Charting Systems
- Computer software differences
- 3 Dimensional Treatment Plans
- Cross Sectional Anatomy
- Photon and Electron Beams
- Treatment Volumes and Doses
- Critical Structures and Side Effects
Required textbooks, power point handouts, miscellaneous handouts, scientific calculator.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006
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