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RADON 101 Principles of Dose Calculation • 4 Cr.


Explores principles and methods for calculation of treatment times in administering radiation therapy treatments. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.


Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • 1. Analyze the purpose of the radiation therapy prescription
  • 2. Compare and contrast a radiation therapy prescription to a general medical prescription
  • 3. Apply specific geometric figures to radiation therapy applications
  • 4. Apply specific trigonometry functions to radiation therapy applications
  • 5. Identify the factors included in basic monitor unit calculations
  • 6. Compare the information included in specific radiation therapy beam data tables
  • 7. Apply mathematical interpolation and extrapolation models to beam data tables
  • 8. Apply the beam data tables for basic monitor unit calculations
  • 9. Evaluate potential sources or errors in calculations for patient treatments
  • 10. Calculate a monitor unit setting within 2% accuracy of a computer calculation



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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