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Radiotherapy Physics

The irradiation of patients with cancer is a critical procedure requiring an accuracy in dose of 5% and position of 5mm within an inhomogeneous subject. This course will cover in detail the exacting dosimetry and its physical basis required to achieve this accuracy, the design of radiation machines for therapeutic uses (e.g. 60 Co units and linear accelerators), the models used to calculate the dose distribution within the patient and will introduce new directions in radiotherapy aimed towards improving efficacy. Two major lab projects. cr 3