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Physics and instrumentation for radiation therapy 2 (6 points)


Leader: Dr Ray Budd

Clayton First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit introduces advanced physics applications of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy. The imaging topics include computed tomography (CT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). Their principles of operation will be discussed as also their application in the detection of malignant disease and the monitoring of its response to treatment. Advanced physics topics of radiation therapy will include brachytherapy and the methods that increase the accuracy of radiation delivery such as multi-leaf collimation, dynamic wedge, steroetactic radiosurgery and intensity modulated radiotherapy.

Assessment: Written examination (three hours): 75% + Three assignments: 25%

Off-campus attendance requirements: Compulsory attendance of radiation physics tutorials.

Prerequisites: RTS4020, RTS4021, RTS4022

Corequisites: RTS4023, RTS4025

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