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



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IN PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE,THE STUDENT:

S

US


Was obviously satisfied with an unsuccessful or incomplete result







Was awkward and lacked a coordinated approach to the procedure







Proceeded rapidly but exhibited a lack of attention to detail







Was slow and deliberate







Was well paced and thorough







Exhibited dexterity, precision, and coordination







Proceeded rapidly and skillfully






Accomplished in the _______ week of this rotation.


Comments:
Student’s Signature:
Clinical Supervisor’s Signature:

8/95


Revised 9/99, Reviewed 8/01, 8/07
STUDENT:____________________________ DATE:___________________

CLINICAL SITE:______________________




COMPETENCY 4: Warm-up Procedures---Clinac 2100 CD


The student will demonstrate the morning warm-up procedure for each treatment unit. To be performed after the student has performed the procedure under the direction of a clinical supervisor.
EQUIPMENT UTILIZED:
PROCEDURE: S US

1. With key in standby, turn on console monitor.







2. Perform Varian diagnostic machine check by hitting the F2 function key

(BIH10 and BWH15 only).









3. Place key in machine and turn “ON”----time delay appears.







4. Activate MLC by turning on the power coordinator. Turn on MLC computer/Hyperterminal already on







5. Switch the MLC from CLINICAL mode to PARK mode.







6. Select “Morning Checkout”







7. Place the 20x20 electron cone into the collimator.







8. At completion of time delay, select correct number of MU and beam energy

for assigned treatment unit, turn key to “ON” and press beam on.









9. Bring up Argus- enter password. Perform Argus check. (Door, warning light

etc.)








10. Perform morning dosimeter readings

a. Place PROTEA on table, align crosshairs, set correct SSD

b. Select and run separately: MU of 6, 9 and 12 MEV energies.

Record all five channels after each energy is run.

c. Repeat “b” with each photon energy

d. Place victoreen on table, Align crosshairs, set SSD

e. Enter temp and pressure, check for correct machine and energy.

f. Select and fun separately 4,6.9.12.15 MeV’s using Argus

g. Repeat with photon energy.




















11. Report to physics if readings are outside standard limits







12. Record values in “Morning Checkout” for water pressure, water temperature,

and gas pressure. Describe radiation therapist responsibilities when readings



are unacceptable.







13. Check jaw sizes.







14. Turn on patient monitoring devices.







15. Run MLC test – field 1 and 2 with film test







16. Check lasers and ODI







17. Explain the flatness and symmetry of the beam you are checking.









IN PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE THE STUDENT: S US

Was obviously satisfied with an unsuccessful or incomplete result







Was awkward and lacked a coordinated approach to the procedure







Proceeded rapidly but exhibited a lack of attention to detail







Was slow and deliberate







Was well paced and thorough







Exhibited dexterity, precision, and coordination







Proceeded rapidly and skillfully







STUDENT:___________________________

CONCEPT COMPREHENSION:
Comprehension of concepts necessary for completing this task was: (Check one)



Inadequate for even basic concepts




Limited understanding of essential concepts




Adequate understanding of basic concepts




Above average understanding of basic concepts




Comprehensive knowledge of basic and advanced concepts






ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:


Student’s Signature:

Clinical Supervisor’s Signature:

8/95


Revised: 9/99, 8/01

STUDENT:____________________________ DATE:___________




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