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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