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Didactic Lectures: Physics of Radiation Oncology

PART I

Tuesday to Friday, 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 

TUESDAY

Introduction



Production of X-rays and Electron Interactions – 2

Treatment Machines and Generators – 2

Radiation Measurement and Calibration – 1

Photons and X-rays – 2 (Correction ratios and MU calculations)


Photons and X-rays – 6
(Surface Corrections and tissue heterogeneity)

Electron Beams – 3 (Field Matching, Total Skin Electron Therapy, other considerations)

WEDNESDAY

Atomic and Nuclear Structure – 1


Radiation Interactions (Photons) – 1

Simulators


Radiation Measurement and Calibration – 2

Photons and X-rays – 3Monitor Unit calculations


Photons and X-rays – 7
(Special Problems)



External Beam Quality Assurance – 1


THURSDAY

Atomic and Nuclear Structure – 2


Radiation Interactions (Photons) – 2

Radiation Beam Quality and Dose – 1

Radiation Measurement and Calibration – 3

Photons and X-rays – 4 (Translation of planning to calculations)

Electron Beams – 1 (Basic Characteristics)



External Beam Quality Assurance – 2


FRIDAY

Production of X-rays And Electron Interactions – 1

Treatment Machines and Generators – 1


Radiation Beam Quality and Dose – 2

Photons and X-rays – 1 (Dosimetric Variables)

Photons and X-rays – 5 (Computerized Treatment Planning)


Electron Beams – 2
(Treatment Planning with Electrons)


MID TERM EXAMS




PART II

TUESDAY

Imaging for Rad. Oncology – 1 (Routine Imaging)

Radiation Protection and Shielding – 2 (Shielding calculation)

Special Procedures – 1 (Radiosurgery)


Brachytherapy - 3
(Classical Implant dosimetry systems)


Brachytherapy - 7
(New/emerging techniques)

WEDNESDAY

Imaging for Rad. Oncology – 2 (PET and other Imaging)

Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3DCRT )- 1

Special Procedures –2 (Total Body Irradiation and Intraop)

Brachytherapy - 4 (Intracavitary, interstitial, surface, plaque)

Proton Therapy - 1


THURSDAY

Imaging for Rad. Oncology – 3 (Image-based planning)

3D and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)-1

Brachytherapy – 1 (Radioactive Sources)


Brachytherapy - 5
(Prostate and seed implant)


Proton Therapy - 2


FRIDAY

Radiation Protection and Shielding – 1 (Radiation Safety)

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) - 2

Brachytherapy – 2 (Dose calculation)


Brachytherapy - 6
(HDR)



FINAL EXAMS


Dr. Yu

Letter from
Yan Yu, PhD, MBA, FAAPM, FASTRO

Director, Division of Medical Physics

Dr. Harrison

Amy Harrison, MS
Residency Program Director

Taoran Li, PhD

Taoran Li, PhD
Associate Residency Director

Firas Mourtada, PhD

Firas Mourtada, PhD
Associate Residency Director Christiana Care Health System (CCHS)

Department of
Radiation Oncology

111 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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