The intended audience is clinical medical physicists, master and PhD students in medical physics/engineering, biophysics, or, (medical) computer science. Further, technically oriented physicians in the field of ionizing radiation (radiation oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine) or veterinarians working with image modalities would also benefit from taking the course.
Learning outcomes of the course:
Knowledge: To be familiar with the various concepts and methods underlying the physics of radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging as detailed in the course content.
Skills: To be able to carry out simple qualitative and quantitative assessments such as dose calculations, cell survival curves, EQD2 formalism, attenuation considerations, forward/backward projection, k-space encoding, T1/T2 relaxation for various tissues, pulse modes, scintillator geometry and SUV.
Competences: This course will provide the participants with a basic knowledge and understanding that is a fundamental basis to carry out medical physics tasks within therapeutic and diagnostic radiology at the hospitals and medical academia.