This course presents an introduction to medical physics disciplines including biomedical imaging techniques and nuclear medicine and radiation physics based therapies, elucidates the physical principles behind them, and discusses the interaction of different kinds of radiation with biological matter.
Course Objectives & Outcomes
The course aim to give an overview to the different disciplines in medical physics.
By the end of the course the student will be able to:
- Recognize the interaction of x ray with tissues and its application in imaging specially in the CT
- Recognize the concept of scintillators and the
- Recognize magnetic resonance phenomenon from the physics perspective
- Describe MRI machine component and applications.
- Recognize the structure and operation of gamma camera
- Recognize radioisotopes applied in medical physics
- Recognize the ultrasound interaction with tissues and application in diagnosis
- Recognize the basics of radiation therapy.
- Recognize the interaction of ionizing radiation with biological.
- Introduction to medical imaging: physics, engineering, and clinical applications, Webb, A. & Smith, N. 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
- Walter & Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy (Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology), R. Paul, Charles Deehan,, John A. Mills, 2012, Elsevier.
- Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, hamilton, Lawrence, H, J. & G, J. 2013, Volume 2, Academic Press, US.
- Radiation physics for medical physicists, Podgorșak, E.B. 2010, 2nd, enl. edn, Springer, Heidelberg.
Course ID: PHYS 550
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