Radiation Therapy Study Guide: A Radiation Therapist's by Amy Heath

By Amy Heath

This ebook is a entire assessment and research relief for radiation therapists. prepared in a question-and-answer layout, it current medical gains and rules of remedy. themes contain radiation treatment physics, radiobiology, remedy and simulation apparatus, rules of sufferer care, medical parts of melanoma care, and cancers of the mind, head and neck area, and breathing, digestive, urinary, and female and male reproductive structures. It deals over 500 multiple-choice questions with targeted solutions and rationales. Radiation remedy learn Guide is a useful source for radiation therapists getting ready for certification examinations in addition to for training therapists short of a review.

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Choose all correct answers). A. B. C. D. Beam symmetry X-ray beam output constancy Table-top sag Door interlock 25. Output constancy at different gantry angles is measured: A. B. C. D. Daily Monthly Every 6 months Annually Questions 39 26. Which of the following is not a source for light field/radiation field incongruence? A. B. C. D. Misalignment of target Misalignment of table top due to sag Misalignment of mirror Misalignment of light source 27. Daily quality assurance of CT number of water for image quality of CT simulators should be within: A.

B. 1. 2. 1 Monthly quality assurance tolerances of linear accelerators 5 Quality Assurance Test X-ray output constancy Electron output constancy X-ray beam flatness constancy Electron beam flatness constancy Beam symmetry, X-ray, and electron Light field vs. radiation field coincidence Gantry/collimator angle indicators Cross-hair centering Field size indicators Couch position indicators Emergency off buttons Tolerance 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 2 mm or 1 % per side 1° 2 mm 2 mm 2 mm or 1° Functional Source: Hendee et al.

This device sas 201 Cobalt—60 sources, which are collimated in order to provide high dose to target with minimal dose to normal tissue. Proton beam therapy utilized cyclotrons or synchrotrons to create proton beam, utilizing the proton’s Bragg peak to dump dose at the target, without much dose to normal tissue (specifically past the target). Suggested Readings Armstrong J, Washington CM. Photon dosimetry concepts and calculations. In: Washington CM, Leaver D, editors. Principles and practice of radiation therapy.

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