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RTT 213 - Radiation Therapy Technology 2

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

  1. Perform advanced hand dosimetry and dose calculations.
  2. Recognize and identify computer treatment planning techniques for external beam and brachytherapy.
  3. Differentiate between photon and electron beam treatment techniques.
  4. Differentiate between external beams and implant radiotherapy planning.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of advanced treatment planning concepts by body system.
  6. Apply radiation safety and quality assurance standards to patient treatment planning.
  7. Examine the purpose and function of record and verify electronic charting 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. Linear Accelerators
  4. Record and Verify Electronic Charting Systems
  5. Treatment Planning Computer Software Differences
  6. 3 Dimensional Treatment Plans
  7. Treatment Volumes and Doses
  8. Cross Sectional Anatomy
  9. Photon and Electron Beam Calibrations
  10. Brachytherapy
  11. Wedges and Compensators
  12. Inhomogenieties
  13. Field Separation
  14. Irregular Fields
  15. 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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