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Biomedical and industrial applications of radiation

02OKIND, 02OKIMV

A.A. 2020/21

Course Language

Inglese

Degree programme(s)

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Biomedica - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 45
Esercitazioni in aula 15
Lecturers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Coppa Gianni Professore Ordinario ING-IND/18 45 15 0 0 6
Co-lectuers
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/18 6 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
2020/21
The course intends to describe the physics and the working principles that are the basis of many devices for biomedical and industrial applications employing beams of particles or, more generally, peculiar properties of the elementary particles (in particular, nuclear spin).
The course intends to describe the physics and the working principles that are the basis of many devices for biomedical and industrial applications employing beams of particles or, more generally, peculiar properties of the elementary particles.
The student will acquire knowledge of the phenomena connected with the interaction between radiation and matter, and he/she will learn how they can be exploited in devices for diagnostic and therapy uses.
The student will acquire knowledge of the phenomena connected with the interaction between radiation and matter, and he/she will learn how they can be exploited in devices for diagnostic and therapy uses, in particular, for specific applications that are described in detail in the course.
Courses of Physics (I and II) and Calculus.
Courses of Physics (I and II) and Calculus.
1. Elements of physics of elementary particles and of nuclei Short introduction to relativity and quantum mechanics; Fundamental interactions and Standard Model; Structure of nuclei. Drop model and binding energy. 2. Radioactivity Law of radioactive decay; Types of radioactive decay; Segré chart. Natural, cosmogenic and artificial radioactivity; Use of radionuclides in medicine. 3. Interaction between radiation and matter Compton and Rayleigh scattering, photoelectric effect, pair formation, bremsstrahlung; Auger effect and fluorescence; Interaction of heavy particles (ions or protons) with matter; Born and Bethe-Bloch formulas , Bragg’s peak. Spontaneous and stimulated emission, photon absorption; 4. Sources X-ray sources; Particle accelerators; Lasers. 5. Use of radiation and particle beams in medicine X-ray computed tomography; SPECT, PET; X-ray radiation therapy; brachytherapy; Boron neutron capture therapy; Hadron therapy. 6. Nuclear magnetic resonance Spin of elementary particles and nuclear spin; Spin dynamics in presence of magnetic field and radio frequency ; Techniques for 1D and 2D imaging.
1. Elements of physics of elementary particles and of nuclei Short introduction to relativity and quantum mechanics; Fundamental interactions and Standard Model; Structure of nuclei. Drop model and binding energy. 2. Radioactivity Law of radioactive decay; Types of radioactive decay; Segré chart. Natural, cosmogenic and artificial radioactivity; Use of radionuclides in medicine. 3. Interaction between radiation and matter Compton and Rayleigh scattering, photoelectric effect, pair formation, bremsstrahlung; Auger effect and fluorescence; Interaction of heavy particles (ions or protons) with matter; Born and Bethe-Bloch formulas , Bragg’s peak. Spontaneous and stimulated emission, photon absorption; 4. Sources X-ray sources; Particle accelerators; Lasers. 5. Use of radiation and particle beams in medicine X-ray computed tomography; SPECT, PET; X-ray radiation therapy; brachytherapy; Boron neutron capture therapy; Hadron therapy. 6. Nuclear magnetic resonance Spin of elementary particles and nuclear spin; Spin dynamics in presence of magnetic field and radio frequency ; Techniques for 1D and 2D imaging.
The course consists in lessons on theory (45 hours) and lessons on applications and examples (15 hours).
The course consists in lessons on theory (45 hours) and lessons on applications and examples (15 hours).
F. Close, Particle Physics - a very short introduction, Oxford University Press, 2012. E.B. Podgoršak, Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists, Third Edition, Springer, 2016. R.K. Hobbie, B.J. Roth, Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology, Fourth Edition, Springer, 2007. D. Scannicchio, Fisica Medica, III edizione, EdiSeS, 2013. M.H. Levitt, Spin dynamics: basis of nuclear magnetic resonance, Wiley, 2008.
F. Close, Particle Physics - a very short introduction, Oxford University Press, 2012. E.B. Podgoršak, Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists, Third Edition, Springer, 2016. R.K. Hobbie, B.J. Roth, Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology, Fourth Edition, Springer, 2007. D. Scannicchio, Fisica Medica, III edizione, EdiSeS, 2013. M.H. Levitt, Spin dynamics: basis of nuclear magnetic resonance, Wiley, 2008.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato scritto individuale;
The exam consists in a report on one of the subjects of the course and in an oral test.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Individual essay;
The exam consists in a report on one of the subjects of the course and in an oral test. The student must give a detailed answer in order to show his/her knowledge of the phenomena connected with radiation and of the applications described in the course
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato scritto individuale;
The exam consists in a report on one of the subjects of the course and in an oral test.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Individual essay;
The exam consists in a report on one of the subjects of the course and in an oral test. The student must give a detailed answer in order to show his/her knowledge of the phenomena connected with radiation and of the applications described in the course
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