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RADON 105 - Principles & Practice of Radiation Therapy I


2 CR

Explores the machines and treatment delivery accessories used during administration of radiation therapy.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into program.

Course Outcomes
  • Analyze and accurately apply the special quantities and units for radiation therapy.
  • Compare and contrast the use of brachytherapy and external beam for radiation therapy treatments.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of low energy radiation therapy treatments.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of high-energy radiation therapy treatments.
  • Analyze the source design used in the Colbalt-60 treatment machine.
  • Discuss the use of the Cobalt-60 treatment machine in the treatment of patients who have cancer.
  • Describe the major components of a modern medical linear accelerator.
  • Analyze the use newer technologies, such as independent jaws, multileaf collimators, dynamic wedges and real-time portal imaging associated with modern medical linear accelerators.
  • Analyze the appropriate use of beam directional devices, bolus, blocks, wedges and compensators in megavoltage radiation therapy treatments.
  • Compare and contrast the purpose of wedges and compensators in megavoltage radiation therapy treatments.


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