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    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.

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    Paper title Radiation Therapy Planning Concepts I
    Subject Radiation Therapy
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 12 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (8 July 2024 - 8 November 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $904.20
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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


    Semester 2 (8 July 2024 - 8 November 2024)

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