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|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$856.10|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- RADT 117
- Limited to
- More information link
- View more information on the Department Radiation Therapy's website
- 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