Index of Lecture Handouts
A historical approach to clarify the concepts of "Exposure"
and "Absorbed Dose" in radiological practice and the standardized
A presentation of the standard formats for tabulation of
depth-dose data: PDD, TAR, TOR, TPR, TMR, SAR, SOR, with
rationales and historic context.
A walk through the calculations to prescribe therapy
machine settings from depth - dose data tables in the standard formats
Starting from examples of depth-dose data for typical
radiation therapy fields an intuitive appreciation is developed for the
effects of patient positioning errors on absorbed dose, and the
advantages of isocentric treatment plans are discussed.
An example of using test objects to determine
magnifications for entering brachytherapy sources into a Radiotherapy
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