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Breast imaging and medical imaging dosimetry (3 points)


Leader: Dr Ray Budd

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

Synopsis: Mammography; instrumentation and positioning principles. Role of ultrasound in breast imaging. Dose calculation methodology: introduction to Monte Carlo techniques. Determinants of the biological effects of radiation: determinants and classification of biological effects. The ALARA principle. Interaction of radiation with tissue. Cellular radiobiology; cellular targets. Radiation effects on DNA. Cellular radiosensitivity. Factors affecting radiosensitivity. Response of organ systems to radiation: regeneration and repair. Characterisation of radiosensitivity. Specific organ responses.

Assessment: Examination (2hours): 70% + Two assignments: 30%

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