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What you will learn

Course description: 

IMRT is a technique to deliver conformal dose distributions to tumor volumes while sparing normal tissues. This modulation, or variation of the delivered dose distribution is much more complex than can be achieved using traditional custom blocks, wedges or missing tissue compensators. Topics in this module include equipment requirements; anatomy contouring, target delineation and normal tissues anatomy contouring; and patient-specific quality control. Treatment planning systems, including forward planning and inverse planning techniques are discussed.




Course objectives: 

After completion of the module the student will be able to:

  • State the goal of IMRT
  • Define relevant terms and know their significance to IMRT
  • Know and explain the purposes of the components of an IMRT system
  • List four factors affecting IMRT treatment quality
  • Compare and contrast dynamic and segmental MLC IMRT
  • Compare and contrast "inverse" to "forward" treatment planning
  • List the steps in the optimization process
  • Explain why immobilization is more important for IMRT patients then conventional patients
  • State why complete and accurate anatomy contouring is essential for IMRT
  • Define factors and terms relevant to accurate contouring and target delineation
  • Know the methods and steps of patient QC
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

Course author(s): 

Sinclair Community College

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