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GS02 1113 Introduction to Medical Physics III: Therapy

  • Course Director(s): Adam Melancon
  • Semester: Spring
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: Introduction to Medical Physics I: Basic Interactions (GS02 1093)


The physics of treatment modalities to include external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and internal emitters will be discussed.  The necessary therapy equipment will be described with methods of calibration, dose specification, and dose prescription.  The effects of machine geometry and patient anatomy on dose calculations will be discussed.  Machine calibration and quality assurance procedures are emphasized.