RADON 115 Principles of Simulation • 2 Cr.

Description

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.

Description starting Summer 2021

Presents basic principles of radiation therapy simulation. Students will apply concepts in clinic the following quarter. Topics include rationale for simulation, legal aspects, equipment components and operation, positioning techniques, imaging techniques and analysis, measurement and documentation. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program.

Outcomes

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.

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