[ TPMWAVOMPSP ] VL Medical physics and radiation physics

Es ist eine neuere Version 2023W dieser LV im Curriculum Master's programme Biophysics 2023W vorhanden.
Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Physics Peter Bauer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Technical Physics 2012W
Objectives In the first part of the lecture, the students get insight into the interaction processes of photons with particles in matter; they learn what are the relevant physical quantities and what is their relevance in medical applications. In the second part experimental techniques of energydispersive spectrometry of ionising radiation are discussed. The third part deals with applications of ionising radiation in diagnostic and radiation therapy.
Subject Interaction of photons with matter (photoeffect, Compton scattering, pair production); interaction of particles with matter (stopping power of electrons, positrons, ions; bremsstrahlung); experimental techniques (energydispersive detectors, measurement of temporal coincidences) and their application on alpha- beta- and gammaradiation; biological radiation effect and radiation sickness; medical application (diagnostic radiology, computer tomography, positronemission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) and further applications (food irradiation, ...)
Criteria for evaluation oral exam.
Methods lecture, excursion to the radiotherapeutical station of a hospital.
Language German or English
Study material W. Schlegel, J. Bille, Medizinische Physik, Band 2 Medizinische Strahlenphysik, Springer, Berlin, 2002, transparencies.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment