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2 heures pour terminer

Introduction to the course and radiotherapy

Welcome to this course on medical applications of accelerators. The most important applications of accelerators in medicine are radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging using radionuclides, which both play a very important role in the treatment of cancer. Thus, the course focuses on these two applications of accelerators in medicine. In fact, accelerators for radiotherapy is the largest application of accelerators altogether with more than 11000 accelerators worldwide. These accelerators range from very compact electron linear accelerators with a length of only about 1 m to large carbon ion synchrotrons with a circumference of more than 50 m and a huge rotating carbon ion gantry with a weight of 600 tons. The course starts with an introduction to radiotherapy with focus on the biological properties of ionizing radiation. Subsequently, the electron linac for radiotherapy is presented. The main components of the electron linac are the multi-energy linac structure and the treatment head, which converts the electron beam to the desired dose distribution in the patient. Next, proton accelerators for radiotherapy are discussed with focus on the applied accelerator types and the treatment delivery technologies. Treatment with heavy ions and the challenges of proton and heavy ion therapy are also presented. Finally, the medical application of radionuclides are introduced and the production of radionuclides with cyclotrons is discussed....
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 9 min), 8 lectures, 5 quiz
Video3 vidéos
What is radiotherapy?2 min
The main components of a radiotherapy electron linac3 min
Reading8 lectures
Introduction to lecture10 min
Introduction to the lecture10 min
Ionizing radiation3 min
Dose response10 min
Dose delivery of radiotherapy10 min
Further reading10 min
Introduction to the lecture
Access to external-beam radiotherapy worldwide and in Europe10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
A brief history of medical applications of accelerators5 min
What is radiotherapy ?5 min
Dose delivery of radiotherapy5 min
Main components of a radiotherapy linac10 min
Graded Quiz15 min
Semaine
2
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2 heures pour terminer

Electron linacs for radiotherapy

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Reading
4 vidéos (Total 21 min), 6 lectures, 6 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Travelling and standing wave linac structures4 min
Treatment head design7 min
Clinical workflow of radiotherapy with an electron linac4 min
Reading6 lectures
Introduction to the lectures3 min
Change beam energy15 min
Examples of standing wave linac structures for radiotherapy15 min
Introduction to the lectures3 min
Dose deposition in the patient
Extra link10 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
The Linac structure10 min
Traveling and standing wave linac structures15 min
Examples of standing wave linac structures for radiotherapy10 min
Treatment head design
Clinical workflow of radiotherapy with an electron linac
Graded Quiz2 min
Semaine
3
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1 heure pour terminer

Proton therapy I

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4 vidéos (Total 20 min), 8 lectures, 6 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Examples of accelerators for proton therapy4 min
The proton gantry and nozzle5 min
Practical aspects of a proton therapy center2 min
Reading8 lectures
Introduction to the lecture1 min
Introduction to the lecture1 min
Accelerators for proton therapy10 min
Examples of accelerators for proton therapy with specifications10 min
Introduction to the lectures
Slow extraction from a synchrotron10 min
Adjustment of treatment energy10 min
Links
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
Interaction of the protons with matter
Accelerators for proton therapy
Examples of accelerators for proton therapy
Slow extraction
Adjustment of treatment energy
Graded Quiz
Semaine
4
Heures pour terminer
2 heures pour terminer

Proton therapy II and production of medical radionuclides

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Reading
5 vidéos (Total 12 min), 14 lectures, 5 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Introduction to the challenges of proton and heavy ion therapy2 min
Introduction to medical radionuclides1 min
Production of medical radionuclides4 min
Target design2 min
Reading14 lectures
Introduction to lecture10 min
Introduction to therapy with ions heavier than the proton10 min
Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center10 min
Introduction to the lecture1 min
Challenges of proton and heavy ion therapy
Introduction to the lecture10 min
Diagnostic imaging using medical radionuclides1 min
Introduction to the lecture1 min
Production of medical radionuclides II10 min
Cyclotrons for production of medical radionuclides10 min
Target design10 min
Examples of cyclotrons for production of medical radionuclides
Link to animation of radionuclide production10 min
Well done! You have now successfully finalized the course!10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Treatment delivery system of heavy-ion therapy
Challenges of proton and heavy ion therapy
Introduction to medical radionuclides
Diagnostic imaging using medical radionuclides
Graded Quiz

Enseignant

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Lars Hjorth Præstegaard

Ph.D. in Accelerator Physics
Department of Oncology at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

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Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centres and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. ...

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