Dosimetry Program | Legion Healthcare Partners

Proton Beam Medical Dosimetry Certificate

EST. TIME

16 Hours

16 CE Credits
Pending MDCB approval

CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS

20 Treatment plans

At your proton therapy center or at a AAMD workshop

Dosimetry-Program

PROTON BEAM MEDICAL DOSIMETRY CERTIFICATE

Program Description

PROTON BEAM MEDICAL DOSIMETRY CERTIFICATE

Program Objectives

1

Demonstrate an understanding of the tenets of patient care as related to radiation therapy/proton therapy, including legal and ethical implications.

2

Describe the fundamental principles of proton physics and the correlation to patient simulation and treatment.

3

Possess an understanding of proton therapy equipment variances and necessary quality management standards.

4

Discuss anatomical structures and pathologies in relation to proton treatment portal sites.

5

Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of patient set-up, simulation, and treatment delivery specific to proton therapy.

6

Describe comprehensive concepts of dosimetry and treatment planning options for proton therapy.

PROTON BEAM MEDICAL DOSIMETRY CERTIFICATE

Program Overview

  • Course Offerings

    16 one-hour modules comprising topics in the following content categories:

    • Patient Care in Proton Therapy
    • Safety in Proton Therapy
    • Procedures in Proton Therapy
  • Clinical Component

    Participants are required to complete clinical procedures and treatment planning exercises, from the categories below.

    Specific Procedural Requirements Include Observation of:

    • Patient Immobilization Devices
      • Thermoplastic mold
      • Custom immobilization
    • Treatment Planning by Site:
      • Intracranial (Neural pathways)
      • H&N/PNS
      • Mediastinum
      • Peripheral Lung/Chest Wall
      • Breast
      • Abdomen (Liver/Pancreas), near the diaphragm
      • Pelvis (GYN/Rectal/Prostate)
      • CSI
      • Re-Irradiation scenario
    • A total of 20 treatment planning exercises (overall) are required:
      • 10 separate exercises involving the evaluation of existing or previously produced plans with a one-page written description of that review.
      • 10 separate new treatment plan designs using anonymized patient data.
      • A total of 20 treatment plans with at least 2 plans per each disease site, but no more than 3 per any site.
      • An oral descriptive element may be required for any of the treatment planning exercises.

Requirements

  • Must submit a completed Legion Healthcare Partners Proton Beam Dosimetry Certificate application.
  • Must be a certified medical dosimetrist in good standing, and must submit proof of current certification or eligibility.
  • Experience working as a dosimetrist (proton or photon).
  • Verification from employer designating full-time performance as a dosimetrist.

PROTON BEAM MEDICAL DOSIMETRY CERTIFICATE

Program Cost

CURRENT COST RATE

$3,500

per participant


Participants are responsible for any travel and housing costs incurred while completing the clinical practicum.

What you get

  • 16 Hours of Structured Education
  • 16 CE Credits, pending MDCB approval
  • Vendor and Site Diversity
  • Comprehensive Course Content
  • Clinically Relevant Education
  • Professionally Experienced Instructors
  • Mobile Course Access
  • Optional hands-on treatment planning workshop

Team Discount

If your institution is interested in certification for the whole team, we can offer discounted rates. Contact our Director of Global Education and Training, Cheryl Turner at cheryl@legionhp.com for more information.

Suggested Text and Curricular Materials

  • Principles and Practice: Radiation Therapy by Washington and Leaver, Mosby, Inc., 3rd Edition, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-323-05362-4 (3rd edition or higher)
  • Proton Therapy Physics. Editor: H. Paganetti, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2012. 704 pp. ISBN: 9781439836446

Other Required Resources

  • PC, Laptop, or Tablet Computer

Be recognized and set yourself apart

Be among the first therapists to receive the Proton Beam Medical Dosimetry Certification.

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