2016 BioEngineering 221/Radiology 221

Instructors

Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)
(650) 724-9829

Course Logistics


Classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-10:20 AM
HRP T138B "Redwood Building" (between LabSurge and MSOB)
Reference
Materials:


At Lane Library

Physics in Nuclear Medicine
Simon Cherry, PhD, James Sorenson, PhD, and Michael Phelps, PhD
2012 Elsevier

 

Textbook availability:

 

Bookstore

On reserve at Lane Library

 

Homework: Chapter questions
Physics in Nuclear Medicine
Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine
Exams: Midterm Exam - February 9, 2016

Final Exam - March 16, 2016
8:30-11:30am, Hewlett 102
Grading: Midterm (50%)
Final exam (50%)

Course Syllabus


Week Tuesday Instructor Thursday Instructor
1 1/5

Probes and applications

Chap 1
C. Levin&G. Pratx
1/7

Physics: nuclear physics, radionuclide decay

Chap 2-4
C. Levin
2 1/12

Physics: radionuclide production, interaction of radiation with matter

Chap 5-6
C. Levin
1/14

Scintillator and solid state detectors

Chap 7
C. Levin
3 1/19

Electronics

Chap 8
C. Levin
1/21

Nuclear Statistics

Chap 9
G. Pratx
4 1/26

Pulse Height Spectroscopy

Chap 10, 12
G. Pratx
1/28

Gamma Camera

Chap 13-14
G. Pratx
5 2/2

Image Quality

Chap 15
G. Pratx
2/4

Tomographic Image Reconstruction

Chap 16
G. Pratx
6 2/9

Midterm

Proctor
2/11

SPECT

Chap 17
C. Levin
7 2/16

PET

Chap 18
C. Levin
2/18

SPECT-CT and PET-CT

Chap 19
C. Levin
8 2/23

Data Corrections

Chap 17-18
G. Pratx
2/25

Image analysis (incl. kinetics)

Chap 20-21
G. Pratx
9 3/1

Radiation biology and dosimetry

Chap 22-23
C. Levin
3/3

Advanced topic: PET-MR

C. Levin
10 3/8

Advanced topic: Positron microscopy

G. Pratx
3/10

Review / Visit Nuc Med clinic

C. Levin & G. Pratx
Final Exam
March 16, 2016
8:30-11:30am, Hewlett 102