2018 BioEngineering 221/Radiology 221

Instructors

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radiation Physics
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering
(650) 736-0449
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)
(650) 724-9829

Course Logistics


Classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-10:20 AM
Location: Alway M114
Reference
Materials:


At Lane Library

Physics in Nuclear Medicine
Simon Cherry, PhD, James Sorenson, PhD, and Michael Phelps, PhD
2012 Elsevier (Chapter numbers are based on the 4th edition)

 

Textbook availability:

 

Bookstore

On reserve at Lane Library

 

Homework: Chapter questions
Physics in Nuclear Medicine
Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine
Exams: Midterm Exam - February 8, 2018

Final Exam - March 21, 2018
8:30-11:30, Alway M114
Grading: Midterm (50%)
Final exam (50%)

Course Syllabus


Week Tuesday Topic Thursday Topic
1

1/9

LK130

Medical applications of radionuclide imaging

Chap 1
L. KiruC. Levin & G. Pratx
1/11

Nuclear physics, radionuclide decay

Chap 2-4
C. Levin
2 1/16

Physics: radionuclide production, interaction of radiation with matter

Chap 5-6
C. Levin
1/18

Radiation  detectors

Chap 7
C. Levin
3 1/23

Electronics for radiation detectors

Chap 8
C. Levin
1/25

Pulse Height Spectroscopy

Chap 1
J. Klein
4 1/30

Gamma probes and nuclear counting statistics

Chap 9

G. Pratx

2/1

Gamma Camera

Chap 13-14
G. Pratx
5 2/6

Image Quality

Chap 15
G. Pratx
2/8

Midterm

6

2/13

LK306

Interative image reconstruction

Chap 16
G. Pratx
2/15

Analytical image reconstruction

Chap 16
G. Pratx
7 2/20

SPECT

Chap 17
C. Levin
2/22

PET

Chap 18
C. Levin
8 2/27

Hybrid imaging

Chap 17-18
C. Levin
3/1

Data corrections

Chap 17-18
G. Pratx
9 3/6

Image processing

Chap 20
G. Pratx
3/8

Radiobiology and internal dosimetry

Chap 22-23

G. Pratx

10

3/13

LK306

Tracer kinetic modeling

Chap 21

 

G. Pratx

3/15

Review / Exam preparation

TBD
Final Exam
March 21, 2018
8:30-11:30am, Alway M114