Clinical Concepts in Radiation Oncology

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        Welcome to the Clinical Concepts in Radiation Oncology content area.          

        The front page of the content specification contains information on the number of test questions appearing in each category along with their percentage of the test.

        As we begin our exploration of this content area, let's start with some basic definitions. What is Radiation Oncology? Radiation Oncology involves the treatment of Cancer using ionizing radiation. What are Clinical Concepts? Clinical Concepts describe how patient treatments work. Therefore the content area of: Clinical Concepts in Radiation Oncology describes how the treatment of Cancer using ionizing radiation works. As a Radiation Therapist, you should be able to explain what Radiation Oncology is as well as how ionizing radiation works to treat Cancer.

        The Clinical Concepts in Radiation Oncology content area consists of approximately 55 questions out of 200 questions in the examination for approximately 27.5% of the test. The Clinical Concepts in Radiation Oncology area is made up of five topics. These topics are:

Radiation Protection and Quality Assurance

Treatment Planning

Treatment Delivery

Patient Care and Education

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