Radiation Therapy Basics: The Guide for Therapists

3.25 CE Credits


An interactive CE course covering the basics of radiation therapy, from fundamentals of radiation physics, to the role of RTTs, to the most recent innovations in treatments

Course Overview

3 Modules
ASRT
95 Certificates Issued

Course description

Expiry date: May 1, 2023


Radiation Therapy Basics: The Therapist’s Guide is a continuing education course intended to be a comprehensive guide to the basics of radiation therapy and the roles and responsibilities of RTTs. The course provides an overview of the physical properties of radiation, its biological effects on healthy tissues and tumors, and of how linear accelerators work. It also highlights the latest treatment techniques and innovations and details the role of RTTs and other members of radiation therapy teams in a radiation therapy department.

Radiation Therapy Basics is suitable for novice radiation therapists and veteran radiation therapists who need a refresher in the fundamentals. It is also suitable for students in RTT programs who want to enhance their learning and expand their competencies.

Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 3.25 Category A CE Credits
Subscription duration: 365 days from purchase date
Voiceover available
Downloadable transcript available
Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
Accepted by the NMTCB®
Hassle-free 30-day full refund policy*
Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
THR-2017 Patient Care
Patient Interactions 0.25
Patient and Medical Record Management 0.25
THR-2022 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.25
Patient and Medical Record Management 0.25
CT-2016 Safety
Radiation Safety and Dosimetry 0.25
CI-2017 Safety
Patient Safety and Dose 0.25
NMT-2017 Safety
Radiation Physics, Radiobiology, and Regulations 0.50
NMT-2022 Safety
Radiation Physics, Radiobiology, and Regulations 0.50
RA-2017 Safety
Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation 0.50
RA-2018 Safety
Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation 0.50
RAD-2017 Safety
Radiation Physics and Radiobiology 0.50
RAD-2022 Safety
Radiation Physics and Radiobiology 0.50
THR-2017 Safety
Radiation Physics, Equipment and Quality Assurance 0.50
Radiation Protection 0.25
THR-2022 Safety
Radiation Physics and Radiobiology 0.50
Radiation Protection, Equipment Operation, and Quality Assurance 0.25
PTH-2019 Procedures
Treatment Sites 0.25
Simulation 0.25
Prescription, Geometric Parameters, and Dose Calculation 0.25
Treatments 0.25
THR-2017 Procedures
Treatment Sites and Tumors 0.25
Treatment Volume Localization 0.50
Prescription and Dose Calculation 0.25
Treatments 0.75
THR-2022 Procedures
Treatment Sites and Tumors 0.25
Treatment Volume Localization 0.50
Prescription and Dose Calculation 0.25
Treatments 0.75
CT-2022 Safety
Radiation Safety and Dose 0.25
Section 1: Basics of Radiation Therapy
The concept of radiation therapy
The basic physics of radiation
The biological effects of ionizing radiation
The linear accelerator
Section 2: Treatment Process and Techniques
Radiotherapy course process
Treatment techniques
Innovations – treatment optimization
Section 3: Radiation Therapists’ and Nurses’ Roles
Radiation therapists’ role in the simulation room
Radiation therapists’ role in the treatment room
Nurses’ role

The course and material were very relevant to my everyday job, duties, and responsibilities. Easy to follow, and kept me engaged.

Gretchen W.

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