tutorial on treatment planning is based on the Prism system. Prism
is a radiation treatment-planning system (TPS) developed by the Radiation
Oncology Department at the University of Washington, Seattle,
Washington, USA. The system has been in clinical operation at the
University of Washington since 1994.
is divided into three main
learning modules (see Figure 1a), with each module having four units
(see Figure 1b).
The time frame for each learning module is about 3-4 hours.
first unit of each learning module deals with the Prism program. Its
aim is to
introduce all the functions and skills required for the particular
The second unit comprises several tasks in which the student applies
acquired knowledge leading
to improved understanding of treatment planning.
The third and fourth unit of each module consist of a challenge and a
quiz respectively, both
with the intention to test
whether the learning objectives of the module have been achieved.
Structure of a) the tutorial and b) an individual learning module