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Medical exposure in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy (a 20 hours course)

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Day 1: Introduction (2 h)

Radioactivity and radiations (X, a, b, g, n)
Transport and dosimetry (f, K, interaction, dose, E)
Radiation effects
Principles and methods of radiation protection
Radiation protection (RP) in medicine
Responsibilities (physician, physicist, RP officer)

Day 2: Diagnostic radiology (2 h)

Alternative and complementary modalities
From the X-ray tube to the image receptor
Metrological aspects in diagnostic radiology
Dose to and protection of the patient
Protection of the personnel
Accidents in diagnostic radiology
Quality control in diagnostic radiology
Diagnostic reference levels

Day 3: Nuclear medicine (2 h)

Alternative and complementary modalities
Radionuclides used in nuclear medicine
Radionuclide generator
Camera (SPECT, PET)
Metrological aspects in nuclear medicine
Dose to and protection of the patient
Protection of the personnel
Accidents in nuclear medicine
Quality control in nuclear medicine
Diagnostic reference levels

Day 4: Radiotherapy (2 h)

Alternative and complementary modalities
Radiotherapy units
Metrological aspects in radiotherapy
Dose to and protection of the patient
Protection of the personnel
Accidents in radiotherapy
Quality control in radiotherapy

Day 5: Visits and general discussion (4 h)

General discussion on RP in hospitals (1 h)
Test of evaluation (1 h)
Visit to a university hospital (1 h)

Presentations and practical exercises (8 h)

Day 1:
Surveying the medical exposure of the population (1 h)
Radiation protection in fluoroscopy (1 h)

Day 2:
Dose to the foetus and exposed pregnant woman (¼ h)
Accident in interventional radiology (case study) (¼ h)
Dose calculation in radiography (¾ h)
Dose calculation in computed tomography (¾ h)

Day 3:
Dose calculation in nuclear medicine (1 h)
Accident in nuclear medicine (case study) (1 h)

Day 4:
Shielding calculation for a radiotherapy room (1 h)
Accident in radiotherapy (case study) (1 h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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