SMTK17031U  Medical Use of Radiation

Volume 2017/2018
Education

MSc Programme in Medicine and Technology (Biomedical Engineering)

Content

To prepare students for industry or hospital-based research in diagnostic radiology, clinical physiology & nuclear medicine and radio therapy so that students - after having concluded their training - may account for the main characteristics of physics, rays' interaction with matter, radiation biology in relation to diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

Knowledge

  • account for rays' interaction with matter in regard to photons
  • account for rays' interaction with matter in regard to particles
  • account for the radio-biological conditions of rays' interaction with matter at the DNA/RNA level, the cellular level and at organ and whole-body levels
  • account for radiation hygiene conditions associated with radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy
  • describe the principle of medical cyclotrons and their use
  • describe X-rays in diagnostic radiology, conventional projection radiography, analogous and digital detector systems, CT scanning
  • describe SPECT and PET scanning, biokinetic models, the whole body counter
  • describe radiotherapy using conventional dose planning and IMRT dose planning.
  • describe models for dose planning, etc.


Skills

  • calculate internal dosimetry using the MIRD model

 

Competencies

  • use medical terminology related to diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy
A passed exam in the course Radioactive Isotopes and Ionizing Radiation or a similar course
Lectures, class-based training and calculation exercises.
Please note! In addition to the course certificate mentioned in this course description, the description of the written exam has a separate exam description SMTK17031E
Credit
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Handing-in of written reports based on exercise
Exam registration requirements

Approved participation in the training activities, including handing-in and approval of reports

Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

To obtain the course certificate the student must be able to:

KNOWLEDGE

  • account for rays' interaction with matter in regard to photons
  • account for rays' interaction with matter in regard to particles
  • account for the radio-biological conditions of rays' interaction with matter at the DNA/RNA level, the cellular level and at organ and whole-body levels
  • account for radiation hygiene conditions associated with radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy
  • describe the principle of medical cyclotrons and their use
  • describe X-rays in diagnostic radiology, conventional projection radiography, analogous and digital detector systems, CT scanning
  • describe SPECT and PET scanning, biokinetic models, the whole body counter
  • describe radiotherapy using conventional dose planning and IMRT dose planning.
  • describe models for dose planning, etc.

 

SKILLS

  • calculate internal dosimetry using the MIRD model

 

COMPETENCIES

  • use medical terminology related to diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 50
  • Practical exercises
  • 30
  • Theory exercises
  • 26
  • Preparation
  • 101
  • Project work
  • 68
  • Total
  • 275