134.204 Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Students will be given an overview of the physical basics of imaging methods used in nuclear medicine (SPECT, PET, PET/CT, PET/NMR)

Subject of course

The lecture will be organised in five parts and should serve as an introduction to the most important aspects of imaging in nuclear medicine.
The following topics will be discussed in detail:

Part 1: Basic physics

  • Brief introduction to nuclear physics
  • Introduction to radionuclide production
  • Interaction of radiation (photons) with matter

Part 2: Radiation measurement

  • Overview of commonly used detectors
  • Pulse-height spectroscopy
  • Basic principle of imaging in nuclear medicine

Part 3: The gamma camera

  • Principle and function of a gamma camera
  • Properties of a gamma camera

Part 4: Tomography in nuclear medicine

  • Introduction to single photon emission computed tomography - SPECT
  • Introduction to image reconstruction methods in nuclear medicine (principle of back projection and iterative reconstruction)

Part 5: Positron emission tomography - PET

  • Introduction to the physics of PET
  • Time-of-flight PET/CT (TOF-PET/CT)
  • Data organisation in PET (sinogram etc.)
  • Overview of systems commercially available (TOF-PET/CT, PET/NMR)

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon12:00 - 14:0001.10.2018 - 28.01.2019Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Thu15:00 - 16:0004.10.2018FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Vorbesprechung HIRTL
Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon01.10.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Thu04.10.201815:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Vorbesprechung HIRTL
Mon08.10.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon15.10.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon22.10.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon29.10.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon05.11.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon12.11.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon19.11.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon26.11.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon03.12.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon10.12.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon17.12.201812:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon07.01.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon14.01.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon21.01.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon28.01.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles

Examination modalities

Oral examination

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.10.2018 00:00 01.02.2019 00:00

Registration modalities:

Dear Colleagues,

The handouts will be available for registered students only.

Best regards,
Albert Hirtl

Curricula

Literature

Handouts will be available for download after course registration (PDF of the LaTeX-beamer presentation)

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of physics

Language

English