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.