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Radiation Dosimetry I

UT HSC Medical Physics Course MPHY6120/8120 (CRN: 56283/56269)
Fall semester 2014

 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 and exam scores


Syllabus

Chapter

Date

Homework

Exam/Quiz

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

 08/25

Ch.1:6,15,18,25,32
Ch.2:7,10,16,19,20

 

  ****Labor day – no class

 09/01

 

 

 3. The fundamentals of nuclear physics

 09/08

 2,13,18,20,24

 Quiz Ch. 1-2

 4. High energy machines

 09/15

 4,5,7,8

 

 5. The interaction of ionizing radiation with matter

 09/22

 10,11,16,19,24

 Quiz Ch. 3-4

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

 09/29

 2,11,20,22,24

 

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

 10/06
 

Ch.7:5,10,12,13,14
Ch.8: 4,5,6,9,11

 Quiz Ch. 5-6

  ****Fall break – no class

 10/13

 

 

     Chapters 1-8

 10/20

 

 Midterm Exam

 9. Measurement of radiation: instrumentation and techniques

 10/27

 4,6,17,23,24

 

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

 11/03

 5,7,9,13,15

 

 11-12. Treatment planning: single beam;  combinations of beams

 11/10

Ch.11: 2,3,7,9,11
Ch.12: 4,7,8,16,18

 Quiz Ch. 9-10

 Introduction to physics of solid state devices

 11/17

 

 

 14. Nuclear medicine
      Binomial vs other distributions

 11/24

 2,8,10,12,15

 Quiz Ch. 11-12

 15. Radiation protection

 12/01

 2,3,6

 

 Effect of high-Z inhomogeneities

 12/08

 6,8,10,14,39

 Quiz Ch. 14-15

     Chapters 9-16

 12/15

 

 Final Exam

Last Updated: 6/26/15