Advanced Radiotherapy Course



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Advanced Radiotherapy – Training in the latest radiotherapy techniques

Radiotherap-e covers the knowledge and practical skills required to implement advanced radiotherapy techniques safely and efficiently. It is suitable for fully qualified practitioners, including clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographers, and dosimetrists, around the world.

This online radiotherapy course is formally recognised and endorsed for continuing professional development by the UK College of Radiographers, one of the leading professional bodies in this field.

Radiotherap-e has been produced in the UK by The Royal College of Radiologists, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the College of RadiographersHealth Education England, and learning for healthcare.

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Advanced Radiotherapy Training

Radiotherap-e equips practitioners with the knowledge and practical skills to implement advanced radiotherapy techniques, safely and efficiently.

Training in the latest radiotherapy techniques

The e-learning sessions cover a range of topics related to several of the latest advanced radiotherapy techniques. Using images, animations, video clips and self-assessment helps reinforce learning on the complex principles involved. Practitioners can also practise their skills using customised tools that simulate? relevant tasks in radiotherapy, such as contouring, dose calculation and optimisation.

Advanced Radiotherapy Course Details

Radiotherap-e features five core modules that are grouped by subject theme. The detailed modules are as follows:

1; Image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT) for Cervix Cancer

  • Fundamentals
    • IGBT Cervix Terms and Definitions
    • Techniques and Equipment
    • Dose Targets and Organs at Risk Constraints
    • Dose Prescription
    • Commissioning IGBT Cervix
  • Contouring
    • MRI-based Contouring of High-risk Clinical Target Volume (CTV)
    • CT-based Contouring of High-risk CTV
    • Contouring Organs at Risk Using CT and MRI
    • CT-Magnetic Resonance Fusion for Contouring
  • Dosimetry
    • Applicator Reconstruction
    • Methods of Dose Optimisation
    • Dose Optimisation – Tandem-ring
    • Dose Optimisation – Interstitial Needles
    • Plan Evaluation and Dose Modification
  • Patient Care
    • Logistics
    • Role of the Advanced Practitioner
    • Feminine Aftercare

2 – Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)

  • Fundamentals
    • Introduction to IMRT
    • Target Volume Definition
    • Introduction to Objective Functions
    • Gamma Index for Clinicians
    • Gamma Index for Physicists
  • Dosimetry
    • Mathematics of Optimisation
    • Forward Planned IMRT
    • Inverse Planned IMRT
    • IMRT Reporting and Prescribing
    • Practical Aspects of IMRT Quality Assurance
  • Tumour Sites
    • Breast Contouring
    • Breast IMRT
    • Paediatric Cranio-spinal Radiation Therapy
    • Pelvic and Para-aortic Nodes
    • Prostate Contouring
    • Head and Neck Contouring

3 – Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)

  • Fundamentals
  • Introduction to SRT
  • Fiducial Systems for Brain Radiation Therapy
  • Small Field Dosimetry for SRT
  • Imaging for SRT
  • Image Segmentation for SRT
  • Brain
    • Clinical Indications for Brain SRT
    • Immobilisation Systems for Brain SRT
    • Treatment Process for Brain SRT
    • Linac Preparation, Plan Checking and Treatment Process for Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery and SRT
  • Body
    • Clinical Rationale and Contouring for Lung SRT
    • Immobilisation Systems for Body RT
    • Treatment Planning for Lung SRT

4 – Prostate Brachytherapy

  • Introduction
  • Imaging Modalities and Volume Definition
  • Implantation Technique
  • Low Dynamic Range Planning
  • High Dynamic Range Planning – Catheter Reconstruction
  • High Dynamic Range Planning: Plan Optimisation and Evaluation
  • Logistics
  • Commissioning and Quality Assurance

5 – Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT)

  • Fundamentals
    • Fundamentals of IGRT
    • Imaging Techniques and Technologies
    • Image Quality and Optimisation
    • Geometric Error and Impact
    • Reducing Geometric Errors
  • Tumour sites
    • IGRT for Head and Neck
    • IGRT for Lung
    • IGRT for Prostate and Bladder Cancers

Proton Beam Therapy

  • Introduction to Proton Beam
  • Indications and Evidence for Proton Beam Therapy
  • Characteristics of Clinical Proton Beams
  • Treatment Planning and Delivery for Active Pencil Beam Scanning
  • Radiation Protection for Proton Beams
  • Patient Pathway in PBT Pencil Beam Scanning
  • Acute and Late Effects of Proton Treatment

If you do not need access to the full programme, you can purchase selected modules covering specific areas of radiotherapy, please contact us for details.

1: Image-Guided Brachytherapy for Cervix Cancer ₹ 2000
2: Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy ₹ 2000
3: Stereotactic Radiotherapy ₹ 2000
4: Prostate Brachytherapy ₹ 2000
5: Image-Guided Radiotherapy ₹ 2000
Proton Beam Therapy ₹ 2000


Advanced Radiotherapy Sample Certificate

For institutional purchase or bulk licences of our online medical courses, please contact us.


50 hours.




Suitable for training of clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographers and dosimetrists.


12 months from registration on LMS.