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RADT124 Radiation Therapy Planning Concepts I

Manual and computer treatment planning, attenuation factors, SAD and SSD techniques, IRCU 50/62, energy, beam arrangement, exit dose, weighting, normalisation, inhomogeneities, wedges, monitor units, organs at risk.

Paper title Radiation Therapy Planning Concepts I
Paper code RADT124
Subject Radiation Therapy
EFTS 0.1
Points 12 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $879.60
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RADT 117
Limited to
Teaching staff
Billie Mudie
  • Bridge, P. and Tipper, D.J. (2017). CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy. (2nd Edition) M&K Publishing, Cumbria.
  • Barrett, A., Dobbs, J., Morris, S. and Roquest, T. (2009). Practical Radiotherapy Planning. (4th Edition).
  • Joiner, M. and van der Kogel, A. (2009) Basic Clinical Radiobiology (4th Edition). Hodder Arnold, London.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of basic calculations used in radiation therapy
  • An understanding of manual planning principles
  • Knowledge and performance of basic principles and concepts of computer planning
  • Describe the radiobiology of normal tissues and tumours

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system