RADON 115 Principles of Simulation • 2 Cr.
Presents basic principles of radiation therapy simulation. Topics include rationale for simulation, legal aspects, equipment components and operation, positioning techniques, imaging techniques and analysis, measurement and documentation. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Explain the purpose and importance of the simulation process in radiation therapy.
- Identify the legal aspects of the simulation process.
- Correctly identify critical anatomical structures on X-ray & CT images.
- Describe patient positioning strategies and analyze the use of specific positioning devices.
- Compare and contrast fluoroscopic simulation with CT simulation. State the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
- Compare and contrast contouring methods in fluoroscopic simulation Vs CT simulation.
- Demonstrate accurate documentation in patient chart of a simulation procedure.
- Demonstrate 2 methods of accurate measurement to determine separations and SSD's.
- Explain the methods to define treatment parameters in simple treatments in both fluoroscopic and CT simulators.