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Medical Physics (M91)  (Dept. Info)Medicine  (Policies)FL2022

M91 MedPhys 502Radiological Physics and Dosimetry3.0 Units
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01M-W----3:00P-4:30PTBATiezhi Zhang, PhDDefault - none1090
Desc:This class is designed to construct a theoretical foundation for ionizing radiation dose calculations and measurements in a medical context and prepare graduate students for proper scientific applications in the field of x-ray imaging and radiation therapy. This course will cover the fundamental concepts of radiation physics, how ionizing radiation interacts with matter, and how the energy that is deposited in the matter can be measured in theory and practice. Specifically, a student completing this course will be able to do the following: Understand and apply key concepts specific to energy deposition for both ionizing photon interactions and transport in matter and for energetic charged particle interactions and transport in matter. Radiation sources include radioactivity, x-ray tubes, and linear accelerators. Understand the theoretical details of ion-chamber based dosimetry and of cavity-theories based clinical dose measurement protocols. Perform and present real world style research projects as a group, and present these projects in a typical professional scientific format and style. Achieve an appreciation of the history and potential future developments in ionizing radiation detection and dosimetry Prerequisite: Calculus and modern physics; permission of the program director Instructor: Tiezhi Zhang, Ph.D. Fall

M91 MedPhys 503Independent Study1.0 Unit
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01TBATBAMichael B. Altman, PhDDefault - none330
Desc:The graduate student will pursue independent laboratory or industrial research during the academic year. Many WUSM faculty have research opportunities for students. Students should reach an agreement with a faculty member who is willing to serve as supervisor for the objective and scope of the project. The faculty supervisor must be either employed full time in the Department of Radiation Oncology or affiliated with its Medical Physics Division. The grade for the Independent Study will be Pass/Fail. The student may continue to develop his/ her research to a second term and expand the research into either a Clinical Project or Thesis Research. Instructor : Mike Altman Ph.D. Fall and Spring

M91 MedPhys 521Radiation Protection and Safety2.0 Units
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01-T--F--1:00P-2:00PTBAPrusatorDefault - none1070
Desc:This class is designed to introduce concepts of radiation protection and safety and biological consequences of human radiation exposure. Protection and safety of the radiation worker and patient, as well as detection equipment and shielding analysis will be main focus. The course will broadly cover regulations, and radiological protection in various clinical environments. Prerequisites: One year each of biology, physics and organic chemistry; permission of the program director Instructor: Rao Khan, Ph.D. Fall


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