RTT 213 - Radiation Therapy Technology 2
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: RTT 203 , RTT 204C
Co-requisites: RTT 214C
This course is designed to present advanced concepts in radiation therapy technology, extensive time will be spent on radiation therapy dosimetry concepts. 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:
- Perform advanced hand dosimetry and dose calculations.
- Recognize and identify computer treatment planning techniques for external beam and brachytherapy.
- Differentiate between photon and electron beam treatment techniques.
- Differentiate between external beams and implant radiotherapy planning.
- Demonstrate understanding of advanced treatment planning concepts by body system.
- Apply radiation safety and quality assurance standards to patient treatment planning.
- Examine the purpose and function of record and verify electronic charting systems.
- Develop multiple treatment plans using standard case study approach.
- Computer treatment planning advanced concepts
- Positioning and Immobilization Tools
- Linear Accelerators
- Record and Verify Electronic Charting Systems
- Treatment Planning Computer Software Differences
- 3 Dimensional Treatment Plans
- Treatment Volumes and Doses
- Cross Sectional Anatomy
- Photon and Electron Beam Calibrations
- Wedges and Compensators
- Field Separation
- Irregular Fields
- 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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