Radiation Physics Education

Formal course run July through August

Syllabus: Summer 2021: Medical Physics for Physician Residents

Date Subject Instructor Reading Homework
7/2 Review of Basic Physics Bayliss (1)(2.1-2.7) Homework 1
7/5 Atomic Nuclei/Radioactivity Bayliss (1)(3.1-3.11)
7/6 Nuclear Physics Bayliss (1)(3.11-3.15)
7/9 X-Ray Production-Technology Bayliss (1)(4.1-4.6) Homework 2
7/12 X-Ray Production Physics Bayliss (1)(5.1-5.7)
7/13 Interaction of Radiation with Matter Bayouth (1)(6.1)
7/16 Interaction of Charged Particles with Matter Bayouth (1)(6.2-6.4) Homework 3
7/19 Radiation Quantities: Dose DiMaso (1)7.1-7.6
7/20 Radiation Quantities: Exposure to MonteCarlo DiMaso (1)7.7-7.11
7/23 Detectors Crosby (1)8.1-8.6 Homework 4
7/26 Linear Accelerators Crosby (1)9.1-9.12
7/27 Central Axis Dose Distributions, Calibration of Photon Beams Carroll (1)10.1-10.9, 11 – Chapter summary only
7/30 MU Calculations on Open Fields Carroll (1)12.1 – 12.4 Homework 4
8/2 MU Calculation on Shaped Fields Carroll (1)12.5 – 12.6
8/3 3D-CRT Bayouth (1)13.1-13.13
8/6 DVH/Adaptation Bayouth (1)14.1-14.3 Homework 5
8/9 IMRT Bayouth (1)15.1-15.6
8/10 Electrons Huang-Vredevoogd (1)16.1-16.8
8/13 Protons Hill ((1)15.1-15.6
8/16 Brachy I Huang-Vredevoogd (1)17.1-17.9 Homework 6
8/17 Brachy II Huang-Vredevoogd (1)17.10-17.17
8/20 Imaging Lawless (1)19.1-19.10 Homework 7
8/23 SRS/SBRT/TBI Barraclough (1)20.1-20.4
8/24 QA/Safety Jacqmin (1)21.1-21.11
8/27 Rad Safety/Shielding Carroll (1)18.1-18.9

Readings:

1. McDermott PN, Orton CG. The physics & technology of radiation therapy, 2nd ed.: Medical Physics Publishing; 2018.

Homework: Assigned weekly as a multiple choice MS forms and is due the following week