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19E063RNMT - Radiological and Nuclear Medical Engineering

Course specification
Course title Radiological and Nuclear Medical Engineering
Acronym 19E063RNMT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
Condition
The goal Becoming familiar with medical applications of radiation and with the systems in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy.
The outcome Detailed knowledge of the working principles and technical aspects of the systems used in medical radiography, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. Capacity to recognize and solve problems related to medical applications of radiation.
Contents
Contents of lectures Properties of X and gamma rays. Computed and digital radiography (X-ray machine). Mammography. Fluoroscopy. Digital subtraction angiography. X-ray computed tomography (CT scanner). Radiopharmaceuticals. Compartmental modeling of radiopharmaceutical kinetics. Uptake studies. Gamma camera. Emission computed tomography (SPECT and PET). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Radiation therapy.
Contents of exercises Problem-solving exercises (which illustrate topics covered by the theoretical contents of the course) and practical work with medical equipment in a clinical environment.
Literature
  1. M. Vujisić, O. Ciraj-Bjelac, P. Marinković - Radiological and Nuclear Medical Engineering (Lecture handouts) (ETF, Belgrade, 2019)
  2. Q.B. Carroll - Radiography in the Digital Age (Charles C Thomas Pub. Ltd., 2011) (Original title)
  3. T.M. Buzug - Computed Tomography (Springer-Verlag, 2008) (Original title)
  4. S.R. Cherry, J.A. Sorenson, M.E. Phelps - Physics in Nuclear Medicine (4th edition, Saunders, 2012) (Original title)
  5. F.M. Khan, J.P. Gibbons - The Physics of Radiation Therapy (5th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014) (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1.5 0.5
Methods of teaching Lectures, problem-solving exercises, project assignments, practical work.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures Test paper 60
Practical lessons 10 Oral examination
Projects
Colloquia
Seminars 30