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Radiologic dosimetry and safety (2 points)


Leader: Dr Imants Svalbe

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Ionising radiation, x-radiation and its effects on living tissue. The energy content of an x-ray beam. Dose and equivalent dose calculations. Units and standards in dose and equivalent dose measurements. Radiation risk and protection. Occupational exposure and patient exposure. Personal dosimetry, film, TLD and pocket ionisation chambers. Integral dose and dose-area products. Equipment used for radiation monitoring. The statutory requirements for the safe practice in the use of ionising radiation.

Assessment: Examination (90 min): 65% + Laboratory work: 35%

Contact Hours: 2 lectures

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