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BP5011: RADIATION IN MEDICAL IMAGING (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor A Welch

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Aims:

  • To give instruction in the basic physics of ionising and non-ionising radiation as used in medicine.
  • To give an overview of the range of applications of radiation in the modern medical environment.

Radiation Physics 

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 Protection

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.


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