Bachelor's degree in Radiology Techniques for Imaging and Radiotherapy (to qualify as a medical radiology technician) (Verona)

Nuclear medicine - FISICA ATOMICA, RADIOPROTEZIONE E DOSIMETRIA

Course code
4S01772
Name of lecturer
Roberto Meneghini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Lezioni 3A 1 semestre TSRM dal Jan 11, 2021 al Mar 5, 2021.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The purpose of the module is to provide students with a clear vision of the type of radiation sources used in nuclear medicine, of how it is used and the specific reasons for the choices of radionuclides, of how to monitor radiation, how they interact with matter, what are the design requirements and expected behaviors for internal and external workers and for population and patients.

Syllabus

Atomic physics
Generality of the atomic nucleus
Types of radioactive decay a, b, g
Laws of radioactive decay

dosimetry
Interaction radiation - matter
Charged particles - range , shielding
Photon absorption attenuation . Screens . Outline of neutrons
The radiation detectors - examples of calculation of the dose - dosimeters and DPI in particular for nuclear medicine. Calculation of flux and dose tables and constants tabulated .

Radiation protection
Radiation , contamination outside and inside : differences and examples , compartment models
History of radiation protection, generic risk and radioprotectionist comparisation
ICRP and 3 basic principles .
Classifications of workers and environments . Radiation protection measures with sources and radioactive waste .
Operating procedures , as internal security and operating procedures for departments and for patients ..
The regulatory system ( 230/95 ) and its practical implications .

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
meneghini roberto Dispense in versione pdf delle lezioni 2020

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with exercises and oral questions with possible interview .
In case of need, the examination will be carried out in the same way but by videoconference.





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