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 will cover X-rays and different ionizing radiation characteristics, dosimetric principles & Quantities, Radiation detection and measurement, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection and Non-ionizing radiation safety.
Course Objectives & Outcomes
The main purpose of the course is to introduce the students to the physical and biological realities of the interaction between radiation and tissue, and the principles of radiation dosimetric and protection.
By the end of the course the students will be able to:
- Recognize characteristics of X-rays
- Recognize types of radiation sources and their characteristics
- State different types of radiation interactions with matter.
- Identify different types of Doses.
- Calculate radiative and absorbed doses.
- Recognize radiation detectors and their usage.
- Describe the mechanism of radiation damage to biological systems
- Calculate the relative biological effectiveness for various biological systems and radiation qualities
- Determine radiation exposure dose limits.
- Identify radiation protection regulations.
- Recognize the hazardous of non-ionizing radiation
1.Introduction to Health Physics, Herman C., Thomas E. 2009 4th ed McGraw-Hill.
2. Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Stabin, Michael G. 2007, Springer New York.
3. Physics and radiobiology of nuclear medicine, Saha, G.B. 2013, 4th edn, Springer, New York.
Course ID: PHYS 450
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