19M061FMS - Physics of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy

Course specification
Course title Physics of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy
Acronym 19M061FMS
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    The goal Getting to know advanced aspects and models of physical phenomena in medical radiography, nuclear medicine, MRI, ultrasonography, radiation therapy and radiosurgery.
    The outcome An advanced level of understanding physical principles and technical details of different medical imaging modalities and radiotherapy techniques. Ability to perform quality control and performance optimization of these medical methods.
    Contents of lectures Planar medical imaging. Helical and cone beam CT. Radiation therapy. Stereotactic radiosurgery. Imaging in radiotherapy. Internal dosimetry in nuclear medicine. Detectors and dosimeters in medical applications of radiation. Medical image quality and patient dose. Monte Carlo simulations in medical radiation physics. Magnetic resonance imaging. Ultrasonography.
    Contents of exercises Problem-solving exercises (which illustrate topics covered by the theoretical contents of the course).
    1. M. Vujisić, O. Ciraj-Bjelac, P. Marinković - Physics of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy (Lecture handouts) (ETF, Belgrade, 2019)
    2. W.R. Hendee, E.R. Ritenour - Medical Imaging Physics (4th edition, Wiley-Liss, 2002) (Original title)
    3. J.T. Bushberg, J.A. Seibert, E.M. Leidholdt Jr., J.M. Boone - The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging (3rd edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011) (Original title)
    4. P. Mayles, A. Nahum, J-C. Rosenwald - Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics (Taylor & Francis, 2007) (Original title)
    5. O.N. Vassiliev - Monte Carlo Methods for Radiation Transport: Fundamentals and Advanced Topics (Springer, 2017) (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 1
    Methods of teaching Lectures, problem-solving exercises, project assignments.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper 30
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Seminars 70