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Ionizing radiation is at the heart of medical imaging modalities such as diagnostic x-rays, CT, Nuclear Medicine and PET. This course will cover the underlying physics of ionizing radiation and explore the interactions of radiation with tissues and detectors.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Atomic and nuclear structure. Radioactivity. Interaction of photons and particles with matter. Units of radiation dose and exposure. Measurement of radiation dose. Bragg-Gray theory. Gas detectors. Scintillation detectors, solid and liquid types. Semiconductor detectors. Neutron detectors.
Maths for Imaging
Including differential calculus, indices, exponentials and logarithms
Radiation hazards and methods of control. Design of radioactive laboratories. Epidemiological data and biological effects. International Guidance, UK legislation: IRR99, IR(ME)R 2000, RSA 93, EPR 2010 and ARSAC. Personnel dosimetry.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Written Examination (66%); Practical (17%); Single Best Answer (17%); Quiz (0%).
Resit: written exam.
Online quizes in radiation physics and maths for imaging.
Under normal circumstances all coursework is marked and returned to the students (with feedback) within two weeks of submission.