Academic Year 2016/2017 - 1° Year - Curriculum FISICA APPLICATA
Teaching Staff: Anna Maria GUELI
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: FIS/07 - Applied physics
Taught classes: 42 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is the achievement by the students of basic physical principles for the formation and analysis of images obtained using different sources and detectors. methodologies. application of the principal methods for the characterization and dating of materials. Particular attention is given to the techniques used in medical imaging and dosimetry.

Detailed Course Content

Image basics: Image formation. Analog vs digital images. Digital images fundamentals. Spatial and contrast resolution.

Medical imaging: Radiography. Computed Tomography. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Images in Clinical Nuclear Medicine.

Introduction to radiation dosimetry: Dosimetry quantities and units. Quantities and units in radiation protection. Legislation references.

Dosimetry by images: Radiochromic film dosimetry. Electronic portal imagers.

Textbook Information

Attix F.H., "Introduction to Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry", Wiley, 2007, 598 pp.

Bushberg J.T, Seibert J.A., Leidholdt E.M. Jr., Boone J.M., "The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging", Lippinctto Williams & Wilkins, 2012, 1030

Dowsett D.J., Kenny P.A. and Johnston R. E., "The Physics of Diagnostic Imaging", CRC Press, 2006, 725 pp.

Gonzales R.C. and Woods R. E., "Elaborazione delle immagini digitali", Pearson Pertice Hall, 2008, 820 pp.

Greening J.R., "Fundamentals of Radiation Dosimetry", CRC Press, 1985, 190 pp.

Hendee W. R. and Ritenour E.R., "Medical Imaging Physics", Wiley-Liss, 2002, 512 pp.