DIAGNOSTICS FOR IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY

DIAGNOSTICS FOR IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY

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Code
68140
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
4 credits during the 3nd year of 9294 MEDICAL RADIOLOGY, IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/36
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICAL RADIOLOGY, IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY TECHNIQUES)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Radiotherapy is therapy using  ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells and normally delivered by a linear accelerator. It can be associated with surgery, chemotherapy and / or hormone therapy to ensure the best control of the disease.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To know the base of radiotherapy, through the basic concepts of radiobiology and organ radiopathology, clinical indications, expected toxicity and expected clinical outcomes of the most common cancer diseases.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

The aims of the course are to

- educate students about relationship with patient, to undertand the main radiotherapy techniques and to know the base of clinical radiation oncology

- to know the state of art on Nuclear Medicine

 

Teaching methods

Lessons with powerpoint slides and educational videos

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

TSRM Figure in Radiotherapy: The Core European Curriculum
Patient path in a radiotherapy structure
LINAC - structure (photons, electrons)
Immobilization and Repositioning Systems
The Conventional and CT simulation 
The TPS treatment plan (plan implementation, beam modifiers, DVH evaluation)
Treatment: First Session, Patient Set-Up
Treatment verification systems
Radiotherapy Techniques: physical, technical and clinical aspects
Modulated Intensity Radiation (IMRT)
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Gating Respiratory
Radiosurgery (RCH)
Cranial and Extracranial Stereotactic Radiotherapy
TSI (Total Skin Irradiation)
Brachytherapy and Adrotherapy
Tomotherapy and Volumetric Techniques
CiberKnife
Total Body Irradiation (TBI)
Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT)
Pediatric Radiotherapy
The role of TSRM in the Quality Assurance Program of Physical Physics: Daily Quality Controls
The TSRM within Medical Physics in Radiotherapy
Radiobiology notes: 5R of radiobiology
Ionizing radiation effects on healthy cells and cancer cells
Biological bases of radioactivity toxicity - acute and late toxicity
Serial and parallel organs and their effects on toxicity
Definition of radiopharmaceutical interest rates: GTV, CTV, PTV, ITV, Set up margin
Systematic and random error
Organs at risk
Combined Treatments: Sequential, Synchronous and Alternative Treatments: Rational, Advantages and Disadvantages
Therapeutic Index Definition
Purpose and timing of radiotherapy treatment
Emergencies in radiotherapy
Clinical indications in major cancer  diseases

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment. Contact: liliana.belgioia@unige.it

Exam Board

LILIANA BELGIOIA (President)

ALESSANDRA RUBAGOTTI

GABRIEL SICLARI

PAOLO RICCI

GIUSEPPE VILLA

GIACOMO GARLASCHI

MATTIA BARBORO

FRANCESCA CAVAGNETTO

ROBERTA ARE

FABRIZIO PESCHIERA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lessons with powerpoint slides and educational videos

LESSONS START

Since October 2016

 

ORARI

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DIAGNOSTICS FOR IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY

EXAMS

Exam description

Written (thirty open and multi choise questions) and oral test 

Assessment methods

Open questions and oral test allow to evaluate the degree of knowledge of the student