Radiotherapy

A.Y. 2020/2021
8
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/07 ING-INF/07 MED/36 MED/50
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of this teaching is:

- explain the physical basis for the use of ionizing radiation in the field of radiation oncology
- provide knowledge on the clinical role of Radiation Oncology, referring to the treatment protocols of the main neoplastic diseases
- explain the technical characteristics of the equipment used in radiotherapy
- present the different treatment techniques used in clinical practice
- explain the treatment protocols in its various phases (simulation, planning, treatment delivery)
- present the essential aspects of dosimetry and Quality Controls in Radiotherapy.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end, students must:
- having learned the physical basis for the use of ionizing radiation in the field of radiation therapy
- know the main equipment used in radiotherapy
- know the protocols and techniques used for the treatment of the major neoplastic diseases
- know how to work with the physicist for the execution of quality controls in radiotherapy.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Radiation therapy equipment and quality control
ING-INF/07 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Radiotherapy
MED/36 - IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 40 hours
Treatment plans and x-ray protection
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
X-ray protection
MED/50 - APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours