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Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
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Aprox. 9 horas para completar

Sugerido: ca. 5-12 h/week ...
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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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....
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3 vídeos (total de (Total 9 mín.) min), 8 leituras, 5 testes
Video3 videos
What is radiotherapy?2min
The main components of a radiotherapy electron linac3min
Reading8 leituras
Introduction to lecture10min
Introduction to the lecture10min
Ionizing radiation3min
Dose response10min
Dose delivery of radiotherapy10min
Further reading10min
Introduction to the lecture
Access to external-beam radiotherapy worldwide and in Europe10min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
A brief history of medical applications of accelerators5min
What is radiotherapy ?5min
Dose delivery of radiotherapy5min
Main components of a radiotherapy linac10min
Graded Quiz15min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Electron linacs for radiotherapy

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Reading
4 vídeos (total de (Total 21 mín.) min), 6 leituras, 6 testes
Video4 videos
Travelling and standing wave linac structures4min
Treatment head design7min
Clinical workflow of radiotherapy with an electron linac4min
Reading6 leituras
Introduction to the lectures3min
Change beam energy15min
Examples of standing wave linac structures for radiotherapy15min
Introduction to the lectures3min
Dose deposition in the patient
Extra link10min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
The Linac structure10min
Traveling and standing wave linac structures15min
Examples of standing wave linac structures for radiotherapy10min
Treatment head design
Clinical workflow of radiotherapy with an electron linac
Graded Quiz2min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
1 hora para concluir

Proton therapy I

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Reading
4 vídeos (total de (Total 20 mín.) min), 8 leituras, 6 testes
Video4 videos
Examples of accelerators for proton therapy4min
The proton gantry and nozzle5min
Practical aspects of a proton therapy center2min
Reading8 leituras
Introduction to the lecture1min
Introduction to the lecture1min
Accelerators for proton therapy10min
Examples of accelerators for proton therapy with specifications10min
Introduction to the lectures
Slow extraction from a synchrotron10min
Adjustment of treatment energy10min
Links
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
Interaction of the protons with matter
Accelerators for proton therapy
Examples of accelerators for proton therapy
Slow extraction
Adjustment of treatment energy
Graded Quiz
Semana
4
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Proton therapy II and production of medical radionuclides

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Reading
5 vídeos (total de (Total 12 mín.) min), 14 leituras, 5 testes
Video5 videos
Introduction to the challenges of proton and heavy ion therapy2min
Introduction to medical radionuclides1min
Production of medical radionuclides4min
Target design2min
Reading14 leituras
Introduction to lecture10min
Introduction to therapy with ions heavier than the proton10min
Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center10min
Introduction to the lecture1min
Challenges of proton and heavy ion therapy
Introduction to the lecture10min
Diagnostic imaging using medical radionuclides1min
Introduction to the lecture1min
Production of medical radionuclides II10min
Cyclotrons for production of medical radionuclides10min
Target design10min
Examples of cyclotrons for production of medical radionuclides
Link to animation of radionuclide production10min
Well done! You have now successfully finalized the course!10min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
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

Instrutores

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Lars Hjorth Præstegaard

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

Sobre Lund University

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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