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What’s Up Doc? An Overview of Proton Therapy

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MDCB Credits: 1.00

ARRT Credits: 1.00

Available Until: 5/31/2022

Non-Member Price: $35.00

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Presented by Linnae Campbell MS, CMD, RT(R)(T)
Medical Dosimetrist
Northwestern Medicine Proton Center

The proton center has several physicians who all utilize the powerful tool of proton therapy to treat their patients.  How do these physicians decide who would benefit from proton therapy?  What do they like about using proton therapy for their patients? During the session, each physicians’ specialty will be explored along with a proton therapy case example.  Furthermore, each case example will dive into the dosimetric considerations that can influence the patient’s clinical outcomes.  In addition, this session will discuss why certain meetings and activities take place at the proton center.  Finally, the attendee will understand why those day to day operations facilitate interdepartmental collaboration which leads to safe and effective proton therapy treatments. 

Learner Outcomes: 

  1. Identify patients who can benefit from proton therapy and why.
  2. Understand the unique dosimetric considerations when using proton therapy for different case types.
  3. Gain a basic understanding of the workflow and collaboration that happens within a proton center to facilitate proton therapy treatments

Educational Level: Entry Level

Linnae Campbell MS, RT(R)(T), CMD, has earned certifications and degrees in radiography, radiation therapy, and medical dosimetry. She’s been a dosimetrist for over five years. Linnae works as a certified medical dosimetrist at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center. She is also a Safety Coach and helps educate others about protons. Linnae was a co-author on a poster for the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group - North America in 2017. Also, she has been a speaker at the National American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Conference in 2019 and the virtual American Society of Radiologic Technologists Radiation Therapy Conference in 2020. In December of 2020, Linnae graduated with a master of science in health administration with a concentration in quality improvement.