98.565 Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics

Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33398
Status Active

Introduction to the fundamental physics of radiation therapy, with emphasis on external beam photon and electron therapy and on brachytherapy. For these modalities, the basic operation of delivery equipment, treatment planning principles, methods of dose calculations, determination of time of irradiation from dose prescription, dose measurements, and quality assurance will be studied. This knowledge will prepare the student for an introduction to the practice of clinical physics in radiation therapy, for advanced radiation therapy physics, and research in radiation therapy physics.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 98.501 Radiation Safety and Control I or Co-req 95.501 Radiation Safety and Control I, and 98.506 Nuclear Instrumentation or Permission of Instructor.