Advanced Radiotherapy

£50.00

Training in the Latest Radiotherapy Techniques

Online medical course in Advanced Radiotherapy

Online medical course aimed at trained healthcare professionals who work in the field, including clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographers and dosimetrists.

This e-learning tool is aimed at trained healthcare professionals who work in the field, including clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographers and dosimetrists. It is also useful for trainees from all professions within radiation oncology.

It has been produced in the UK by The Royal College of Radiologists, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the Society and College of Radiographers and Health Education England.

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If you do not need access to the full programme, you can purchase individual modules for £ 20 covering specific areas of radiotherapy. Please contact us for details.

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Description

Interactive e-Learning for Advanced Radiotherapy

Radiotherap-e equips practitioners with the knowledge and practical skills to implement advanced radiotherapy techniques, safely and efficiently.

Training in the latest radiotherapy techniques

The e-learning sessions cover a range of topics related to several of the latest advanced radiotherapy techniques. The use of images, animations, video clips and self-assessment helps to reinforce learning on the complex principles involved. Practitioners can also practise their skills using customised tools that simulate relevant tasks in radiotherapy, such as contouring, dose calculation and optimisation.

Course Content:

Module 1 – Image Guided Brachytherapy (IGBT) for Cervix Cancer

  • Fundamentals
    • IGBT Cervix Terms and Definitions
    • Techniques and Equipment
    • Dose Targets and Organs at Risk Constraints
    • Dose Prescription
    • Commissioning IGBT Cervix
  • Contouring
    • MRI-based Contouring of High-risk Clinical Target Volume (CTV)
    • CT-based Contouring of High-risk CTV
    • Contouring Organs at Risk Using CT and MRI
    • CT-Magnetic Resonance Fusion for Contouring
  • Dosimetry
    • Applicator Reconstruction
    • Methods of Dose Optimisation
    • Dose Optimisation – Tandem-ring
    • Dose Optimisation – Interstitial Needles
    • Plan Evaluation and Dose Modification
  • Patient Care
    • Logistics
    • Role of the Advanced Practitioner
    • Feminine Aftercare

Module 2 – Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)

  • Fundamentals
    • Introduction to IMRT
    • Target Volume Definition
    • Introduction to Objective Functions
    • Gamma Index for Clinicians
    • Gamma Index for Physicists
  • Dosimetry
    • Mathematics of Optimisation
    • Forward Planned IMRT
    • Inverse Planned IMRT
    • IMRT Reporting and Prescribing
    • Practical Aspects of IMRT Quality Assurance
  • Tumour Sites
    • Breast Contouring
    • Breast IMRT
    • Paediatric Cranio-spinal Radiation Therapy
    • Pelvic and Para-aortic Nodes
    • Prostate Contouring
    • Head and Neck Contouring

Module 3- Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)

  • Fundamentals
  • Introduction to SRT
  • Fiducial Systems for Brain Radiation Therapy
  • Small Field Dosimetry for SRT
  • Imaging for SRT
  • Image Segmentation for SRT
  • Brain
    • Clinical Indications for Brain SRT
    • Immobilisation Systems for Brain SRT
    • Treatment Process for Brain SRT
    • Linac Preparation, Plan Checking and Treatment Process for Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery and SRT
  • Body
    • Clinical Rationale and Contouring for Lung SRT
    • Immobilisation Systems for Body RT
    • Treatment Planning for Lung SRT

Module 4 – Prostate Brachytherapy

  • Introduction
  • Imaging Modalities and Volume Definition
  • Implantation Technique
  • Low Dynamic Range Planning
  • High Dynamic Range Planning – Catheter Reconstruction
  • High Dynamic Range Planning: Plan Optimisation and Evaluation
  • Logistics
  • Commissioning and Quality Assurance

Module 5- Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)

  • Fundamentals
    • Fundamentals of IGRT
    • Imaging Techniques and Technologies
    • Image Quality and Optimisation
    • Geometric Error and Impact
    • Reducing Geometric Errors
  • Tumour sites
    • IGRT for Head and Neck
    • IGRT for Lung
    • IGRT for Prostate and Bladder Cancers

If you do not need access to the full programme, you can purchase selected modules covering specific areas of radiotherapy, please contact us for details.

Module 1 (Image-Guided Brachytherapy for Cervix Cancer) £20
Module 2 (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy) £20
Module 3 (Stereotactic Radiotherapy) £20
Module 4 (Prostate Brachytherapy) £20
Module 5 (Image-Guided Radiotherapy) £20

 

For institutional purchase or bulk licences of our online medical courses, please contact us

Additional information

Key Features

Enables practitioners to implement advanced radiotherapy techniques – Supports training of clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographers and dosimetrists – Allows learners to practise their skills using customised tools

Suitability

Medical students, clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographers, dosimetrists and trainees with radiation oncology

Certificate

Yes

Duration

12 months full access to complete the course