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Survey of Clinical Radiation Therapy

 

UT HSC Medical Physics Course MPHY6110/8110
Fall semester 2014

Course Title Survey of Clinical Radiation Therapy

Credit hours  2

Instructors E. Parsai, C. Chen, K. Reddy, and D. Shvydka

Textooks

Technological Basis of Radiation Therapy (4th ed.)
Authors: S.Levitt, J. Purdy, C. Perez, S. Vijayakumar

Introduction to Clinical Radiation Oncology (3rd ed.)
Authors: Lawrence R. Coia, David J. Moyian

Grades Mid-term        50%
Final              50%

Time

Mondays 1:30 - 3:00 P.M. (except when noted)

Place

Academic Area of Radiation Oncology Class Room


Syllabus

INSTRUCTOR

SURVEY OF RADIATION THERAPY CLASS

DATE

E. Parsai

 The Physical and Biological Basis of Radiation Oncology

8-25

D. Shvydka

 Introduction to Radiobiology

9-05

E. Parsai

 Dosimetry of Electron and Photon Beams

9-08

E. Parsai

 Clinical Use of Photon and Electron Beams in Radiation Oncology

9-15

E. Parsai

 Data Collections and Applications, Information Management System

9-22

E. Parsai

 Simulations, Patient Immobilization and Port Verification Clinical Use of Photon and Electron Beams in Radiation Oncology

9-29

E. Parsai

 Three-dimensional Treatment Planning, Conformal Therapy and IMRT

10-6

 

 Fall Break (10/13 and 10/14)

10-13

K. Reddy

 Fundamentals of Treatment Planning, Clinical Sites and Staging 

10-17

E. Parsai

Mid - Term Exam    

To be determined

E. Parsai         

 Intraoperative Radiation Therapy  

10-20

C. Chen

 Cranial/Extra-Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery & Radiotherapy

10-27

D. Shvydka

 Biological, Physical and Clinical Aspects of Hyperthermia

11-03

E. Parsai

 Physical Principles and Clinical Applications of High and Low dose-rate Brachytherapy

11-10

E. Parsai

 Clinical Applications of Radionuclides and Other Radiopharmaceuticals in Radiation Oncology

11-17

E. Parsai

 Latest Technological Advances in Radiation Oncology, Tomotherapy, Cyberknife, Heavy Particle Therapy, Nanotechnology, etc.

11-24

E. Parsai

 Clinical Implementation of Technology and Quality Assurance In Radiation Oncology

12-01

E. Parsai

Final Exam

12-08


Remarks: Materials presented in this course may not be found in the textbook used for the course, as the suggested textbooks are used for reference guide. Some of the professors may supply you with their lecture material handout, but not all may provide reading materials. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to take proper notes, understand the concepts presented in class and check other reference texts on the topic. As always, the student is encouraged to ask questions.

 

EIP_August 2014

Last Updated: 6/26/15