Radiation Physics Education

Formal course run July through August

Syllabus: Summer 2021: Medical Physics for Physician Residents

8/12Imaging 2Lawless

Date Subject Instructor Reading Homework
7/8 Review of Basic Physics Davies (1)(2.1-2.7) Homework 1
7/11 Atomic Nuclei/Radioactivity Davies (1)(3.1-3.11)
7/12 Nuclear Physics Davies (1)(3.11-3.15)
7/15 X-Ray Production-Technology Davies (1)(4.1-4.6) Homework 2
7/18 X-Ray Production Physics Davies (1)(5.1-5.7)
7/19 Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with Matter Davies (1)(6.1)
7/22 Interaction of Charged Particles with Matter Crosby (1)(6.2-6.4) Homework 3
7/25 Radiation Quantities: Dose Crosby (1)7.1-7.6
7/26 Radiation Quantities: Exposure to MonteCarlo Bodart (1)7.7-7.11
7/29 Detectors Davies (1)8.1-8.6 Homework 4
8/1 Linear Accelerators Tyson (1)9.1-9.12
8/2 Central Axis Dose Distributions, Calibration of Photon Beams Carroll (1)10.1-10.9, 11 – Chapter summary only
8/5 No Class
8/8 MU Calculation on Open & Shaped Fields Carroll (1)12.5 – 12.6
8/9 Imaging 1 Lawless
8/12 Imaging 2 Lawless
8/15 No Class
8/16 3D-CRT Davies (1)13.1-13.13
8/19 IMRT Davies (1)15.1-15.6
8/22 DVH/Adaptation Davies (1)14.1-14.3 Homework 5
8/23 Electrons/TSET/TBI Tyson (1)16.1-16.8
8/26 Protons Hill ((1)15.1-15.6
8/29 SRS/SBRT Arnold (1)20.1-20.4
8/30 Brachy I Slagowski (1)17.1-17.9 Homework 6
9/2 Brachy II Slagowski (1)17.10-17.17
9/5 No Class – Labor Day
9/6 QA/Safety Jacqmin (1)21.1-21.11
9/9 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