02 Introduction to Radiation Therapy

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture #2 Introduction to Radiation Therapy Tarun K. Podder, PhD, DABR Department of Radiation Oncology Leo Jenkins Cancer Center Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University January 13, 2011 Cancer Treatment Radiation Therapy (16:14min): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-WIQhM43ng Department of Radiation Oncology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University PHYS/ROC 6992: Radiation Therapy Physics Radiation Oncology or Radiation Therapy Department of Radiation Oncology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University PHYS/ROC 6992: Radiation Therapy Physics • Treating a tissue/target volume with ionizing radiation. • It is generally fractionated, meaning treated once or several times a day for several days or weeks. • Palliative or curative purposes. • Includes Tumor + margin and may include other areas of spread of disease. • Based on prior experience. Goals of Radiation Therapy Department of Radiation Oncology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University PHYS/ROC 6992: Radiation Therapy Physics • Curative intent- Radiotherapy alone- Chemoradiation- Adjuvant radiation following surgery- Trimodality therapy • Palliation Radiation Therapy Team Department of Radiation Oncology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University PHYS/ROC 6992: Radiation Therapy Physics Modern technology has combined the use of 3D imaging technology, computerized treatment planning and high-energy x-ray machines for advancing the radiation therapy. It is not just the technology that cures patients, but the professionals who use it, including: Radiation Oncologist Radiation Therapist Oncology Nurse Medical Physicist Medical Dosimetrist Social Workers Dietitian Radiation Therapy Process Department of Radiation Oncology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University PHYS/ROC 6992: Radiation Therapy Physics I. Consultation by radiation oncologist II. Simulation- Define treatment field on patient III. Treatment planning- Simulate the treatment on patient model IV. Treatment verification V. Treatment delivery VI. Follow-up What are the steps involved? I. Consultation by Radiation Oncologist (RO) Department of Radiation Oncology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University PHYS/ROC 6992: Radiation Therapy Physics Consultation (0 :55min): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJmyJGPcDhI&feature=related I. Consultation by Radiation Oncologist (RO) Department of Radiation Oncology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University PHYS/ROC 6992: Radiation Therapy Physics • Based on the experience, patient is allocated to RO • Discussed various options and side-effects • Determined the best modality II. II....
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