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RADON 115 Principles of Simulation • 2 Cr.

Description:

Presents basic principles of radiation therapy simulation. Topics include rationale for simulation, legal aspects, equipment components and operation, positioning techniques, imaging techniques and analysis, measurement and documentation. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and importance of the simulation process in radiation therapy.
  • Identify the legal aspects of the simulation process.
  • Correctly identify critical anatomical structures on X-ray & CT images.
  • Describe patient positioning strategies and analyze the use of specific positioning devices.
  • Compare and contrast fluoroscopic simulation with CT simulation. State the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
  • Compare and contrast contouring methods in fluoroscopic simulation Vs CT simulation.
  • Demonstrate accurate documentation in patient chart of a simulation procedure.
  • Demonstrate 2 methods of accurate measurement to determine separations and SSD’s.
  • Explain the methods to define treatment parameters in simple treatments in both fluoroscopic and CT simulators.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000