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radiation protection in radiotherapy

Radiation Protection inRadiotherapy

IAEA Training Material on Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy

Lecture Course

Outline

the iaea
The IAEA
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
    • Statutory function: “to establish standards of safety for the protection of health … and to provide for the applications of these standards.”
    • Objective to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world.

Part 0: Lecture Course Outline

radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
  • Constitutes a peaceful

application of ionizing radiation

  • Is an essential part of cancer management
  • Issues of safety, quality assurance and organization must be considered

VARIAN Oncology

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content of the lecture course
Content of the Lecture Course

A Background (Radiotherapy, effects of radiation, principles of protection)

B Properties of equipment used in radiotherapy

C Radiation exposure (Occupational, medical and accidental)

D Associated issues (Transport, discharge of patients, organization)

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essential reading
Essential Reading
  • International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources, Vienna 1996 (IAEA, FAO, ILO, OECD/NEA, PAHO and WHO)

Part 0: Lecture Course Outline

structure of the course
Structure of the Course
  • 18 Parts
  • Two weeks
  • Lectures for each modules
  • Quick test after each module
  • Many modules involve also a practical session
  • Final examination

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other features
Other Features
  • Local relevance
  • Handouts, references
  • On-going support
  • Questions/Interaction encouraged

Part 0: Lecture Course Outline

other features1
Other Features
  • Local relevance
  • Handouts, references
  • On-going support
  • Questions/Interaction encouraged
  • … cannot replace other publications and particularly not protocols

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Note

Radiation units & quantities are in the process of undergoing consensus through ICRU and IAEA. There may be changes necessitating incorporation in this CD.

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feedback
Feedback?

Is encouraged throughout the course and explicitly asked for at the end of the course.

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any questions
Any questions?

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acknowledgement
Acknowledgement
  • Material and inspiration was received from many people - particular mention deserve: Pedro Ortiz-Lopez, Modupe Oresegun, Madan Rehani, Lee Collins, John Drew
  • Material was used from many web pages and brochures from professional organizations, educational institutions and the following companies - they are gratefully acknowledged: Aktina, Bicron, Brainlab, CMS, CIRS, Elekta, Gammasonics, Gammex RMI, General Electric, Hitachi, Leybold-Heraeus, MDS Nordion, MedTec, Mentor, Nomos, Nucletron, Phantom Lab, Philips/ADAC, PTW, Radionics, IDL (Scanditronix, Wellhofer), Siemens, Sun Nuclear, Standard Imaging, Tomotherapy Inc. and VARIAN
  • Thanks also to the European Medical Radiation Learning Development, EMERALD
  • It was aimed at having many relevant products from many important companies represented. However, the course is by no means a complete summary of equipment available and inclusion of material from companies does not constitute an endorsement of the particular product.

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