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Niels Bohr Summer School of Therapeutic and Diagnostic Medical Physics
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5904-19-11-31 
Enrollment deadline: 05/08/2019
PlaceH.C. Ørsted Institute, Auditorium 4
Universitetsparken 5, 2100 København Ø
Date and time19.08.2019, at: 08:30 - 23.08.2019, at: 15:00
Regular seats10
Course fee700.00 kr.
ECTS credits2.00
Contact personJulie Meier Hansen    E-mail address: juliemh@nbi.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserJens Morgenthaler Edmund    E-mail address: jens.edmund@nbi.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Semester/BlockBlock 5
Block noteDate and Time: 19-23 August 2019
Exam formSmartphone/tablet based multiple choice quiz
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours
Lectures15.00
Exercises14.00
Preparation25.00
Exam2.00

Sum56.00


Content

Participants not enrolled as students or PhD students at a Danish university will need to register at this site:  https://science.easysignup.com/25/

Link to the summer school's home page: https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/event/1155/overview


Aim and content
The aim of the course is to provide the students with a basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts and methods that governs the physics in radiation therapy and medical imaging. The topics will include:

• Radiation dosimetry: Interactions, absorbed dose, charged particle equilibrium
• Dose measurements: Ionization chamber and solid state detectors, beam qualifiers
• Basic radiobiology: cell survival curves, early/late effects, 5 Rs, RBE/OER.
• Fractionation and iso-effects: Dose-response, Linear-quadratic model, EQD2.
• CT basics and geometry: CT scanner geometry, noise considerations and attenuation
• CT reconstruction: CT image contrast, sinograms, filtered backprojection.
• MR basics and tissue contrast: spin and precession, T1/T2 relaxation, Bloch equation.
• MR pulse sequences and imaging: Spin echo, phase encoding, k-space
• Fundamentals of nuclear imaging: Radionuclides, pulse mode, deadtime, efficiency
• Methods of Nuclear imaging: Scintillators, gamma camera, SPECT, PET, time-of-flight, SUV

Learning outcome
Knowledge: To be familiar with the various concepts and methods underlying the physics of radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging as detailed in the course content.

Skills: To be able to carry out simple qualitative and quantitative assessments such as dose calculations, cell curvival curves, EQD2 formalism, attenuation considerations, forward/backward projection, k-space encoding, T1/T2 relaxation for various tissues, pulse modes, scintillator geometry and SUV.

Competences: This course will provide the students with a basic knowledge and understanding that is a fundamental basis to carry out medical physics tasks within therapeutic and diagnostic radiology at the hospitals and medical academia.

Literature
Book chapters and exercises

Remarks

Mandatory additional question: I plan to bring a laptop with MatLab? Yes/No

Please send your answer to Jens Morgenthaler Edmund on jens.edmund@nbi.ku.dk

 

Participants not enrolled as students or PhD students at a Danish university will need to register here: https://science.easysignup.com/25/

Link to the summer school's home page: https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/event/1155/overview


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