provide basic knowledge of radioprotection. Students must acquire understanding of the physical quantities involved in the field and become aquainted with measurements of radiations. They must become also familiar with the national normative about radioprotection.
Course contents summary
Radioactivity and law of radioactive decay. Type of radiation and properties.
X-ray production and beam quality.
Physical quantities of radioprotection, definition and units.
Biological effect of ioninizing radiation. Deterministic and stochastic damages.
Regulation and national normative.
Protection of worker, patients and population.
Detection of radiation and principal instruments of measurements.
Dosimeters and dosimetry.
M. Pelliccioni - Fondamenti fisici della radioprotezione - Pitagora editrice, Bologna
E. L. Alpen - Radiation Biophysics - Prentice Hall International Editions