Treatment Planning

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        Welcome to the Treatment Planning 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 by defining Treatment Planning. Treatment Planning is concerned with how the Radiation Oncology team prepares a radiation dose distribution; in other words, a treatment plan to treat a patient's Cancer using ionizing radiation. As a Radiation Therapist, you should be able to explain what Radiation Oncology Treatment Planning involves.

        The Treatment Planning content area consists of approximately 55 questions out of 200 questions in the examination for approximately 27.5% of the test. The Treatment Planning content area is made up of three topics. These topics are:

Radiation Protection and Quality Assurance

Clinical Concepts in Radiation Oncology

Treatment Delivery

Patient Care and Education

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