Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course aims to provide the basic knowledge of health and environment physics related to ionizing radiation. This course allows the student to learn the principles and concepts of physics relevant to the understanding of ionizing radiation applications such as CT, SPECT, PET.
Course contents summary
Ionizing radiation: X-ray production
Ionizing radiation: radioactive isotopes; α, β, γ radiation (Examples and use)
High energy photon interaction with matter: elastic collision, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Pair production, activation.
Linear Energy Transfer
X-ray- and γ-Ray: radiotherapy, radio diagnostic , CT.
Radioisotopes: radio diagnostic SPECT, PET
Heavy charged particles Interactions.
Bragg Peak and radiotherapy application.
Light charged particles interaction with matter: radiotherapy application
Neutron Interaction with matter: neutron therapy
Radioactivity Radionuclides Radiation - Joseph Magill , Jean Galy Springer
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral or Written exam with open questions