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.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to comprehend the sujects presented in the lecture and to draw conclusions from them as well as to actively communicate the contents presented during the lecture.

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)

Teaching methods

After successful completion of the course, students are able to comprehend the sujects presented in the lecture and to draw conclusions from them as well as to actively communicate the contents presented during the lecture.

Mode of examination

Oral

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu15:00 - 16:0003.10.2019FH Hörsaal 5 Vorbesprechung HIRTL
Mon12:00 - 14:0007.10.2019 - 27.01.2020Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu03.10.201915:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 5 Vorbesprechung HIRTL
Mon07.10.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon14.10.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon21.10.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon28.10.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon04.11.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon11.11.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon18.11.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon25.11.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon02.12.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon09.12.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon16.12.201912:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon13.01.202012:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon20.01.202012:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon27.01.202012:00 - 14:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles

Examination modalities

After successful completion of the course, students are able to comprehend the sujects presented in the lecture and to draw conclusions from them as well as to actively communicate the contents presented during the lecture.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.10.2019 00:00 31.01.2020 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