DOSM 475 Concept Integration and Case Studies • 3 Cr.
Preparation for the Certification Exam issued by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) through a comprehensive examination of coursework and student case presentations based on MDCB content specification. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Define the roles and responsibilities of the Medical Dosimetrist.
- Assess current research trends and identify implications to current practice of treatment planning.
- Define key planning goals for 2D, 3D, IMRT and special treatment procedures.
- Analyze a treatment plan for accuracy, reporting consistency and representing the desired treatment outcome.
- Calculate the dose and MU settings for a wide range of clinical scenarios using both manual and computer aided systems.
- Define key planning benchmarks for radioactive seed/material implants.
- Identify components of a successful QA program.
- For anatomical sites of the Head and Neck, CNS, Thorax, Breast, Abdomen, Pelvis and Extremities, define and indentify:
- Anatomy (including critical structure dose limits
- Pathology consideration for planning
- Treatment Port design and dosimetric considerations
- Site specific simulation practices
- Imaging requirements for various planning methods
- Appropriate dose reporting and valid calculations
- Summer 2014 (current quarter)