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Proton Dosimetry 101

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MDCB Credits: 1.00

ARRT Credits: 1.00

Available Until: 12/31/2023

Non-Member Price: $35.00

Member Price: $20.00

Member PLUS Price: $20.00

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Presented by Michelle Mundis MS, CMD and
Linnae Campbell, MSHA, MS, CMD RT(R)(T)

This session will discuss proton dosimetry and provide introductory terms and case studies related to proton treatment.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Recognize proton therapy vocabulary and devices
  2. Explain what types of patients are best suited for proton therapy
  3. Gain knowledge about the creation of proton therapy plans

Educational Level: Entry Level

Michelle Mundis, MS, CMD is a staff dosimetrist currently employed by the University of Maryland Medical System at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center. She has more than 5 years of experience in the field of radiation oncology. Her career first began with a Master’s degree in Medical Physics from Georgia Institute of Technology. Upon graduating she took a position as a field service engineer with Varian Medical Systems at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) where she participated in the commissioning of MPTC’s beamline. She then transitioned to a Medical Physics Assistant position with the University of Maryland where she worked closely with physics and dosimetry faculty and staff. Having become increasingly interested in treatment planning she entered into the University of Maryland Medical Systems dosimetry school and graduated June 2019, where she is currently employed as a proton and photon dosimetrist. Michelle currently volunteers on both the AAMD Membership and Formal Education Committees.

Linnae Campbell, MSHA, MS, CMD, RT(R)(T) has earned certifications and degrees in radiography, radiation therapy, and medical dosimetry. In December of 2020, she graduated with her master of science in health administration with a concentration in quality improvement.  Linnae has worked as a dosimetrist at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center for over 5 years. Also, she is a safety coach and helps educate others about protons. Linnae was a co-author on a poster for the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group-North America in 2017. Additionally, she was a speaker at the National American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) Conference in 2019, the AAMD’s inaugural Proton Planning Symposium in 2021, the National Proton Therapy Conference in 2022, and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Radiation Therapy Conference in 2020 and 2021. Lastly, Linnae volunteers on the AAMD’s continuing education committee.

ARRT CQR Credit Distribution
Proton Therapy - 2019
     Treatment Sites = 0.25 credits
     Simulation = 0.25 credits
     Prescription, Geometric Parameters, and Dose Calculation = 0.25 credits
     Treatments = 0.25 credits