APDMAT51 Radiological Physics

Institute of physics in Opava
winter 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Petr Habrman, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Petr Habrman, CSc. (seminar tutor)
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doc. Ing. Petr Habrman, CSc.
Institute of physics in Opava
Fundamentals of signal analysis,
Atomic and nuclear physics,
Atomic and nuclear physics laboratories.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is mainly devoted to the basics of diagnostic and imaging methods using photon radiation in medicine.
Learning outcomes
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- explain methods of photon radiation production in clinical applications,
- understand the detection and quantification of radiation,
- describe and analyze the interaction processes of ionizing radiation with matter and explain their roles in imaging,
- explain the key steps in medical imaging,
- recognize the advantages and disadvantages of different imaging modalities.
  • Sources of ionizing radiation.
    Preparation of radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals.
    Interaction of ionizing radiation with matter.
    Therapeutic use of radionuclides.
    Ionizing radiation detectors.
    Basic components of nuclear electronics.
    Scintigraphy - diagnostic and planar imaging method.
    Imaging methods:
    Single photon emission tomography - SPECT.
    Positron emission tomography - PET.
    X-ray imaging and tomography - CT.
    Hybrid systems.
    required literature
  • HABRMAN P. Radiologická fyzika. Skriptum SU, 110 s., 2019.
    recommended literature
  • PODGORSAK E. B. Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists. 3rd ed., Springer, 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-25380-0.
  • LEROY C. Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection. 4th ed., World Scientific, 2016, ISBN 978- 981-4603-18-8.
  • CHERRY S. R. et al. Physics in Nuclear Medicine. 4th ed., Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4160-5198-5.
Teaching methods
The course also includes practical examples of the possibilities of industrial X-ray tomography.
Assessment methods
Active participation in seminars and 100% of submitted homework approved by the teacher. Students should demonstrate knowledge of radiological physics during the oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms winter 2020, winter 2021.
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