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Radiation Dosimetry

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of radiation dosimetry which is a crucial part of the medical physics programme. You will learn all you need to quantify radiation fields numerically and experimentally, and learn how to work professionally with dosimetric equipment.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

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The knowledge you obtained in the previous radiation interaction course will he be applied to understand fundamental concept of dosimetry. You will understand important concepts such as radiation equilibrium, kerma and dose, which will help you to calculate what dose an object receives when exposed to a given radiation field. You will learn analytical methods to do this, but also computational Monte Carlo methods which can be used for more complex geometries. You will learn how to use several dosimeter types which are used in clinical settings, such as ionization chambers, thermoluminescent detectors and semiconductors. To give you some practical hands-on experience, there will also be experimental work at the hospital using ionization chambers at a linear accelerator used for radiotherapy. You will also work with published journal articles and learn to interpret and discuss their results in a journal-club setting. This will also train your presentation skills.

Teaching during the spring semester 2021

During the spring semester, the lectures, seminars and problem solving sessions in the course will be done remotely. Laboratory work is done on campus in small groups. The course is examined by a written lab report, remote written exam and a remote oral exam. 

The course is using the Athena learning platform.

  • Course structure

    This is an advanced full-time course given during the daytime, except for one laboratory session which may occur in the evening. The course is included in the Master`s Programme in Medical Physics.

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures, activating tutorials and exercises, computer exercises as well as practical laboratory work.

    The course can be given in English.

    Assessment

    The course is examined through a written and oral exam.

    Examiner

    Iuliana Toma-Dasu

    Phone: +468 553 780 82

    E-mail: iuliana.livia.dasu@fysik.su.se

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
    • P. Andreo, D. T. Burns, A. E. Nahum, J. Seuntjens and F. H. Attix "Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry", Wiley 2017
    • Bo Nilsson Exercises with Solutions in Radiation Physics, De Gruyter 2015
  • Course reports

    Här ligger ett skript.

  • Contact

    Course coordinator and teacher:
    Iuliana Toma-Dasu, e-post: iuliana.livia.dasu@fysik.su.se

    Lectures:
    Iuliana Toma-Dasu
    Niels Bassler, e-post: Niels.Bassler@fysik.su.se
    Marta Lazzeroni, e-post: Marta.Lazzeroni@fysik.su.se
    Hamza Benmakhlouf

    Laboratory supervisor:
    Wille Häger, e-post: wille.hager@fysik.su.se
    Filippo Schiavo, e-post: filippo.schiavo@fysik.su.se

     

    Academic advisor at the Department of Physics: studievagledare@fysik.su.se

    Student office: studentexp@fysik.su.se