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Radiation Dosimetry I

UT HSC Medical Physics Course MPHY6120/8120 (CRN: 56283/56269)
Fall semester 2015

 Class Hours:   Monday 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
 Guidance Hour:   Monday 09:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
 Text Book: H. E. Johns and J. R. Cunningham
Physics of Radiology, 4th edition
 Instructors:  Diana Shvydka, Ph.D.; E. Ishmael Parsai, Ph.D.

 Grading:

The final grade is determined based on relative performance of the class using the following scheme:

6 quizzes:  50%
Midterm exam:  25%
Final exam:  25%

Quiz/exam grades

Syllabus

Chapter

Date

Homework

Exam/Quiz

 1-2. Review of basic concepts. Production and properties of x rays

 08/24

 Ch.1:9,10,14,20
 Ch.2:5,6,16,19

 

 3. The fundamentals of nuclear physics

 08/31

 4,6,8,14,23,25

 Quiz Ch. 1-2

  ****Labor day – no class

 09/07

 

 

 4. High energy machines

 09/14

 1,6,7,8

 

 5. The interaction of ionizing radiation with matter

 09/21

 13,14,16,18,23

 Quiz Ch. 3-4

 6. The basic interactions between photons and charged particles with matter

 09/28

 6,11,20,23,24

 

  ****Fall break – no class

 10/05

 

 

 7-8. Measurement of radiation: dosimetry concepts and theory. The quality of x rays and half-value layer

 10/12
 

 Ch.7: 3,7,10,12
 Ch.8: 4,5,9,11

 Quiz Ch. 5-6

     Chapters 1-8

 10/19

 

 Midterm Exam

 9. Measurement of radiation: instrumentation and techniques

 10/26

 6,9,14,21,24

 

 10. The interaction of single beams of x and gamma rays with scattering medium

 11/02

 6,9,11,14,15

 

 11. Treatment planning - single beam

 11/09

 2,4,6,7,9

 Quiz Ch. 9-10

 12. Treatment planning - combination of beams

 11/16

 4,5,7,12,18

 

 14. Nuclear medicine
      Binomial vs other distributions

 11/23

 4,7,10,12,14

 Quiz Ch. 11-12

 15. Radiation protection

 11/30

 2,3,6

 

 Introduction to physics of solid state devices

 12/07

 

 Quiz Ch. 14-15

     Chapters 9-16

 12/14

 

 Final Exam

Last Updated: 9/1/15