Radiation Physics Education

Formal course run July through August

Date Subject Instructor Reading Homework
7/3 Review of Basic Physics Bayliss (1)(2.1-2.7) Homework 1
7/6 Atomic Nuclei/Radioactivity Bayliss (1)(3.1-3.11)
7/7 Nuclear Physics Bayliss (1)(3.11-3.15)
7/10 X-Ray Production-Technology Bayliss (1)(4.1-4.6) Homework 2
7/13 X-Ray Production Physics Bayliss (1)(5.1-5.7)
7/14 Interaction of Radiation with Matter McCaw (1)(6.1)
7/17 Interaction of Charged Particles with Matter McCaw (1)(6.2-6.4) Homework 3
7/20 Radiation Quantities: Dose Bayliss (1)7.1-7.6
7/21 Radiation Quantities: Exposure to MonteCarlo Bayliss (1)7.7-7.11
7/24 Detectors Desai (1)8.1-8.6 Homework 4
7/27 Linear Accelerators Labby (1)9.1-9.12
7/28 Central Axis Dose Distributions, Calibration of Photon Beams McCaw (1)10.1-10.9, 11 – Chapter summary only
7/31 MU Calculations on Open Fields Bayliss (1)12.1 – 12.4 Homework 4
8/3 MU Calculation on Shaped Fields Bayliss (1)12.5 – 12.6
8/4 3D-CRT Bayliss (1)13.1-13.13
8/7 DVH/Adaptation Yadav (1)14.1-14.3 Homework 5
<8/10 IMRT Chu (1)15.1-15.6
8/11 Electrons Huang-Vredevoogd (1)16.1-16.8
8/14 Brachy I Huang-Vredevoogd (1)17.1-17.9 Homework 6
8/17 Brachy II Huang-Vredevoogd (1)17.10-17.17
8/18 Rad Safety/Shielding Carroll (1)18.1-18.9
8/21 Imaging Bayliss (1)19.1-19.10 Homework 7
8/24 SRS/SBRT/TBI Barraclough (1)20.1-20.4
8/25 QA/Safety Jacqmin (1)21.1-21.11
8/28 Protons Hill (1)22.1-22.7

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