Medical Use of Radiation

Course content

To prepare students for industry or hospital-based research in diagnostic radiology, clinical physiology & nuclear medicine and radio therapy so that students - after having concluded their training - may account for the main characteristics of physics, rays' interaction with matter, radiation biology in relation to diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy.

Education

MSc Programme in Biomedical Engineering

Learning outcome

At the end of the course, the student shall be able to:

Knowledge

  • account for rays' interaction with matter in regard to photons
  • account for rays' interaction with matter in regard to particles
  • account for the radio-biological conditions of rays' interaction with matter at the DNA/RNA level, the cellular level and at organ and whole-body levels
  • account for radiation hygiene conditions associated with radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy
  • describe the principle of medical cyclotrons and their use
  • describe X-rays in diagnostic radiology, conventional projection radiography, analogous and digital detector systems, CT scanning
  • describe SPECT and PET scanning, biokinetic models, the whole body counter describe radiotherapy using conventional dose planning and IMRT dose planning.
  • describe models for dose planning, etc.


Skills

  • calculate internal dosimetry using the MIRD model
  • calculate internal dosimetry using the Monte Carlo simulation

 

Competencies

  • use medical terminology related to diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy

Lectures, class-based training and calculation exercises.

Achieved course attestation and passed exam in Radioactive Isotopes and Ionizing Radiation

ECTS
10 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Handing-in of 9 written reports based on exercise
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

To pass the student shall be able to:

Knowledge

  • account for rays' interaction with matter in regard to photons
  • account for rays' interaction with matter in regard to particles
  • account for the radio-biological conditions of rays' interaction with matter at the DNA/RNA level, the cellular level and at organ and whole-body levels
  • account for radiation hygiene conditions associated with radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy
  • describe the principle of medical cyclotrons and their use
  • describe X-rays in diagnostic radiology, conventional projection radiography, analogous and digital detector systems, CT scanning
  • describe SPECT and PET scanning, biokinetic models, the whole body counter describe radiotherapy using conventional dose planning and IMRT dose planning.
  • describe models for dose planning, etc.

Skills

  • calculate internal dosimetry using the MIRD model
  • calculate internal dosimetry using the Monte Carlo simulation

Competencies

  • use medical terminology related to diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 50
  • Practical exercises
  • 30
  • Theory exercises
  • 26
  • Preparation
  • 101
  • Project work
  • 68
  • English
  • 275