• Radiotherap-e: advanced radiotherapy techniques
    Advanced Radiotherapy E-learning Course
    Radiotherap-e: advanced radiotherapy techniques
    • Enables you to implement advanced radiotherapy techniques
    • Supports training of clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographers and dosimetrists
    • Allows you to practise you skills using customised tools

Interactive e-learning for advanced radiotherapy

Radiotherap-e equips you with the knowledge and practical skills to implement advanced radiotherapy techniques, safely and efficiently.

Training in the latest radiotherapy techniques

This e-learning tool is aimed at trained healthcare professionals who work in the field, including clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographers and dosimetrists. Radiotherap-e is also useful for trainees from all professions within radiation oncology.

During the programme, you'll cover a range of topics related to the latest advanced radiotherapy techniques. The content includes a variety of interactive features, such as animations, video clips and self-assessment exercises, to reinforce learning on the complex principles involved. You can also practise your skills using customised tools that simulate relevant tasks in radiotherapy, such as contouring, dose calculation and optimisation.

Radiotherap-e is available 24/7 via the Internet so you can study in the workplace, at home or even on the move. It has been produced in the UK by The Royal College of Radiologists, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the College of Radiographers and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Formally endorsed by the UK College of Radiographers

Radiotherap-e is part of the UK College of Radiographers’ continuing professional development scheme – CPD Now. So, it meets UK quality standards for professional training in this area. Further information is available at: www.sor.org/learning/cpd/cpd-endorsement.

Any questions?

If you have any further queries on our programmes, please take a look at our frequently asked questions or contact us.

Course Content

Radiotherap-e features five core modules that are arranged by subject area.

You can download the full course curriculum or take a look at the course overview below.

Module 1 – Image-Guided Brachytherapy (IGBT) for Cervix Cancer

  • Fundamentals
    • IGBT Cervix Terms and Definitions
    • Techniques and Equipment
    • Dose Targets and Organs at Risk Constraints
    • Dose Prescription
    • Commissioning IGBT Cervix
  • Contouring
    • MRI-based Contouring of High-risk Clinical Target Volume (CTV)
    • CT-based Contouring of High-risk CTV
    • Contouring Organs at Risk Using CT and MRI
    • CT-Magnetic Resonance Fusion for Contouring
  • Dosimetry
    • Applicator Reconstruction
    • Methods of Dose Optimisation
    • Dose Optimisation – Tandem-ring
    • Dose Optimisation – Interstitial Needles
    • Plan Evaluation and Dose Modification
  • Patient Care
    • Logistics
    • Role of the Advanced Practitioner
    • Feminine Aftercare

Module 2 – Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)

  • Fundamentals
    • Introduction to IMRT
    • Target Volume Definition
    • Introduction to Objective Functions
    • Gamma Index for Clinicians
    • Gamma Index for Physicists
  • Dosimetry
    • Mathematics of Optimisation
    • Forward Planned IMRT
    • Inverse Planned IMRT
    • IMRT Reporting and Prescribing
    • Practical Aspects of IMRT Quality Assurance
  • Tumour Sites
    • Breast Contouring
    • Breast IMRT
    • Paediatric Cranio-spinal Radiation Therapy
    • Pelvic and Para-aortic Nodes
    • Prostate Contouring
    • Head and Neck Contouring

Module 3 – Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)

  • Fundamentals
  • Introduction to SRT
  • Fiducial Systems for Brain Radiation Therapy
  • Small Field Dosimetry for SRT
  • Imaging for SRT
  • Image Segmentation for SRT
  • Brain
    • Clinical Indications for Brain SRT
    • Immobilisation Systems for Brain SRT
    • Treatment Process for Brain SRT
    • Linac Preparation, Plan Checking and Treatment Process for Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery and SRT
  • Body
    • Clinical Rationale and Contouring for Lung SRT
    • Immobilisation Systems for Body RT
    • Treatment Planning for Lung SRT

Module 4 – Prostate Brachytherapy

  • Introduction
  • Imaging Modalities and Volume Definition
  • Implantation Technique
  • Low Dynamic Range Planning
  • High Dynamic Range Planning – Catheter Reconstruction
  • High Dynamic Range Planning: Plan Optimisation and Evaluation
  • Logistics
  • Commissioning and Quality Assurance

Module 5 – Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)

  • Fundamentals
    • Fundamentals of IGRT
    • Imaging Techniques and Technologies
    • Image Quality and Optimisation
    • Geometric Error and Impact
    • Reducing Geometric Errors
  • Tumour sites
    • IGRT for Head and Neck
    • IGRT for Lung
    • IGRT for Prostate and Bladder Cancers


Below you can access some sample sessions.

Introduction to Radiotherap-e

This session describes the types of content and interactive functions that are offered in the Advanced Radiotherap-e project.

Introduction to Module 1

This session describes the types of content and interactive functions that are offered in Module 1 (Image-guided Brachytherapy for Cervix Cancer) of Radiotherap-e.


Purchasing the full programme

Single-user access to the full Radiotherap-e e-learning programme for 12 months costs £50 (excluding VAT where applicable).

Interested in purchasing selected modules only?

If you do not need access to the full programme, you can purchase selected modules covering specific areas of radiotherapy. Just click on the relevant links below. Further modules can be purchased at any time.

How to purchase

To purchase a licence, please click on the ‘Register’ button below.

Once you have submitted your details and your payment has been processed, your account details (user name and password) will be emailed to you within two to three working days.

All prices are for a single-user licence for 12 months. We can also arrange for multiple or multi-year licences. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.


Prices for individual modules (excluding VAT where applicable):

Module 1 (Image-Guided Brachytherapy for Cervix Cancer) £20
Module 2 (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy) £20
Module 3 (Stereotactic Radiotherapy) £20
Module 4 (Prostate Brachytherapy) £20
Module 5 (Image-Guided Radiotherapy) £20