RADON 202 Treatment Planning I • 2 Cr.
Explores principles of radiation therapy treatment planning, including patient positioning, immobilization, and contouring techniques. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Explain the treatment planning process.
- Describe and analyze the objectives of treatment planning.
- Describe, analyze and apply the volumes used to plan and administer a course of radiation therapy.
- Explain the purpose of the radiation therapy simulator.
- Describe the simulation process to a patient.
- Identify possible medical emergencies that can occur when using contrast agents.
- Analyze various treatment positions used for radiation therapy treatments.
- Describe the proper documentation of a patient's treatment position.
- Analyze situations requiring patient immobilization and apply appropriate immobilization devices.
- Evaluate the use of manual and imaging methods for producing patient contours used in the treatment planning process.