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Radiation Dosimetry I

UT HSC Medical Physics Course MPHY6120/8120 (CRN: 56283/56269)
Fall semester 2016

Class Time:   Monday 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Office Hour:   Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM or by appointment
Instructor: Diana Shvydka, PhD, DABR
Text Book: H. E. Johns and J. R. Cunningham
Physics of Radiology, 4th edition
Self-study Book:  E. B. Podgorsak, Compendium to Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists
(Access to the e-book version is available through UT library)

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

 08/22

 Ch.1:9,10,14,20
 Ch.2:5,6,16,19

 

 3. The fundamentals of nuclear physics

 08/29

 4,6,8,14,23,25

 Quiz Ch. 1-2

  ****Labor day – no class

 09/05

 

 

 4. High energy machines

 09/12

 1,6,7,8

 

 5. The interaction of ionizing radiation with matter

 09/19

 13,14,16,18,23

 Quiz Ch. 3-4

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

 09/26

 6,11,20,23,24

 

  ****Fall break – no class

 10/03

 

 

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

 10/10 
 

 Ch.7: 3,7,10,12
 Ch.8: 4,5,9,11

 Quiz Ch. 5-6

     Chapters 1-8

 10/17

 

 Midterm Exam

 9. Measurement of radiation: instrumentation and techniques

 10/24

 6,9,14,21,24

 

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

 10/31

 6,9,11,14,15

 

 11. Treatment planning - single beam

 11/07

 2,4,6,7,9

 Quiz Ch. 9-10

 12. Treatment planning - combination of beams

 11/14

 4,5,7,12,18

 

 14. Nuclear medicine
      Binomial vs other distributions

 11/21

 4,7,10,12,14

 Quiz Ch. 11-12

 15. Radiation protection

 11/28

 2,3,6

 

 Introduction to physics of solid state devices

 12/05

 

 Quiz Ch. 14-15

     Chapters 9-12, 14-15

 12/12

 

 Final Exam

Last Updated: 8/16/16