RADON 203 Treatment Planning II • 6 Cr.

Description

Presents a variety of radiation therapy treatment techniques and dose calculation methods. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

Details

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze the factors that affect the dose distribution isodose shown on isodose charts
  • Evaluate dose distributions for various beam energies and patient contours
  • Appraise the changes in dose distributions created by oblique incidence and tissue inhomogeneities
  • Analyze the criteria for selection of treatment fields
  • Design treatment field arrangements for the treatment of specified cancers
  • Calculate monitor unit settings and point doses
  • Evaluate various monitor unit and dose distribution models selecting the appropriate model for specific calculation situations

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