PCS 407 Radiation Therapy

Introduction to radiation therapy physics. Radiation therapy units. Interaction of radiation with tissue. Dosimetry of a single beam of x-ray. Beam calibration and patient dose calculation. Combination of beams and treatment planning. Brachytherapy. Radiation detection. Measuring radiation and radiation protection. Lect: 3 hrs./Lab: 1.5 hrs. Prerequisites: PCS 229 and PCS 352 and PCS 405 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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