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Radiation therapy planning and treatment 3 (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit deals with the specific planning and treatment protocols applied to a range of primary tumours or as palliative treatment in the presence of metastases. It develops further understanding of complex planning and treatment techniques. Head and neck cancer, diseases of the central nervous system, prostate cancer and haematological cancers are used to provide the context and anatomical sites for consideration. Non co-planar planning, intensity modulation and more complex techniques such as stereotaxis and interstitial brachytherapy techniques are discussed. Total body irradiation with both photons and electrons are also addressed.

Assessment: Six clinical action plans and comparative reports: 20% + Written examination (three hours): 50% + Practical exam (one hour): 30%

Prerequisites: RTS5000, RTS5010

Corequisites: RTS5022

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