Massachusetts college of pharmacy & health sciences radiation therapy program school of Medical Imaging & Therapeutics Contact Information


STUDENT:____________________________ DATE



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STUDENT:____________________________ DATE:_____________




CLINICAL SITE:______________________




COMPETENCY 2: Use of Linear Accelerator Components

The student will locate and demonstrate the use of the major components and accessories of a standard linear accelerator. This is to be evaluated in a simulated situation after student orientation.



EQUIPMENT UTILIZED:

DEMONSTRATE USE THE FOLOWING: PERFORMANCE:

SAFE HANDLING PROCEDURES: S US NA

1. Gantry rotation scale










2. Collimator

a. length and width scale










b. field light switch










c. interlock indicators










d. rotation scale










e. switch to rotate collimator










3. Treatment Couch

a. couch rotation scale










b. locks for couch motion










c. switches for couch motion










4. Pendant

a. motion enable bar










b. controls for unit in use










5. Accessories

a. distance rod and holder










b. lead blocks










c. templated cerrobend blocks










d. wedges










e. compensators










f. breast bridge (if used)










g. spirit level










h. bolus










i. calipers










j. aquaplast system










k. mantle board










l. angle boards (lg. & sm.)










6. Other positioning and immobilization devices

a. sponges










b. sandbags










c. straps










d. ropes










e. casts










7. Locate emergency shut off switches

a. inside room










b. outside room










8. Demonstrate termination of treatment BEAM

a. door










b. console switch










c. key









STUDENT:____________________________




9. Console—demonstrate setting each of the following

a. monitor panel










b. wedge panel










c. fault panel










d. Arc therapy panel










e. back-up timers












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