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Programme Overview: 

Radiotherapy, the treatment of disease using ionizing radiation, is mainly associated with cancer treatment but is – to a limited extent also used for the treatment of some non-malignant diseases. In external beam radiotherapy, radiation beams originating externally to the patient are directed towards the treatment site. These beams are usually created through the use of a linear accelerator or a cobalt unit. In brachytherapy, small and encapsulated radioactive sources are placed directly into or near the volume to be treated. Endovascular brachytherapy, finally, is used for prevention of restenosis in arteries following coronary arterial angioplasty. This 5 day course will provide better understanding in usage of radiation for therapeutic purposes. It covers both theory and the practical application of radiotherapy.

Target Group: 

  • Medical/Health Physicists
  • Radiographers
  • Medical Doctors
  • Lecturers
  • QA Personnel
  • Vendors/Suppliers

Course Content: 

Radiation physics

    • Biological effects of ionising radiation
    • Principles of radiation protection & the international safety standards
    • Safety measures in exposure room
    • Properties and safety of radiotherapy sources and equipment:
    • External beam & brachytherapy
    • Design of facilities and shielding calculation
    • Occupational exposure
    • Medical exposure: Optimisation in external beam therapy & brachytherapy
    • Medical exposure: Quality assurance
    • Medical exposure: Potential and accidental exposures
    • Transport safety
    • Security of sources, and disposal of disused sources
    • Discharge of patients/ protection of the public
    • Quality assurance  procedures
    • Demonstrations on:
    • Output measurements
    • Treatment planning procedures: External beam & brachytherapy
    • Simulation procedures
    • Treatment procedures: External beam & brachytherapy

Certification:

  • CME recognition from MOH
  • CPD point from MMA

Duration:

35 hours/5 days

Fees:

Single registration per pax

After IPTN discount

RM2035

RM1930

Team registration per pax

After IPTN discount

RM1930

RM1830

 

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