PHYS-455 / 4 credits

Teacher: Bochud François

Language: English


Summary

This course covers the physical principles underlying medical diagnostic imaging (radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, SPECT, PET, MRI), radiation therapy and radiopharmacy. The focus is not only on risk and dose to the patient and staff, but also on an objective description of the image quality.

Content

Keywords

medical imaging, medical radiation

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

This course has many synergies with the Radiation biology, protection and applications course  where the basics of radiation physics and some aspects of radiation protection are very useful to follow the present course.

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra with integrated individual exercises

Assessment methods

Written, Multiple Choice Question exam

Resources

Bibliography

Course in general

- William R. Hendee and E. Russell Ritenour, "Medical Imaging Physics",
Wiley-Liss, 4th edition, 2002
- The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, Third Edition, Jerrold T. Bushberg

Références suggérées par la bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Introduction to medical radiation physics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10    CM1113
10-11    
11-12    CM1113
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Friday, 9h - 11h: Lecture CM1113

Friday, 11h - 12h: Exercise, TP CM1113