MEE508 Radiation Therapy Technologies

Code MEE508
Name Radiation Therapy Technologies
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Medical Engineering
Faculty
Academic staff Jurijs Dehtjars
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Goals of radiation therapy; Methods of radiation therapy: external beam therapy, brachytherapy, radiosurgery. Basics of radiation physics for radiotherapy: radiation interaction with matter, biological effects. Radiotherapy equipment: radiation sources, X-ray machines, isotopes, accelerators. Dosimetry for radiotherapy. Treatment planning. Quality assurance and radiation protection in radiotherapy..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
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Course prerequisites

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