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HSCI 572 - Radiation Oncology Physics
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College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences HSCI 572 - Radiation Oncology Physics
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Course Information

Credit Hours: 3
Semesters: Spring
Catalog description:

An introductory course to the physical principles, equipment, processes, imaging guidance, and clinical techniques involved in the treatment of cancer patients with external radiation beams and radioactive sources. Various external radiation beam types and their energy deposition characteristics are described. Treatment planning dose calculation algorithms and point dose calculations are discussed. The use of international dosimetry protocols for radiation beam calibration are covered in detail.

Course Staff

Instructor: Colleen DesRosiers


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