DOSM 400 Treatment Planning System Lab • 2 Cr.
Through a series of structured lab exercises, students receive hands-on experience using a Medical Dosimetry Treatment Planning System. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:1. Name various treatment planning systems (TPS). 2. Describe the “dos and don’ts” of the Eclipse (TPS) when using in the lab setting. 3. State the procedure for powering up, down, and booting up Eclipse servers in lab setting. 4. Demonstrate navigation of the Eclipse desktop, mouse actions, and basic windows commands. 5. Create 3D volume images, courses, and structure sets. 6. Demonstrate the use of the various Eclipse contouring tools. 7. Create treatment fields (beams), prescription, reference points, within a treatment plan. 8. Evaluate the effect on the dose distribution when changing the beam energy 9. Apply appropriate calculation algorithm and the dose grid when calculating a dose distribution. 10. Evaluate the effect on the dose distribution by changes in the weighting and normalization of beams. 11. Evaluate a treatment plan using the dose volume histogram (DVH) tool, multi-plane view, and 3D display tool. 12. Describe the process for exporting plans to Record and Verify (R & V) 13. Discuss the scheduling of plans and the safety benefit of R & V.