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.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain physical fundamentals of functional imaging technology, to describe the most important methods of radiation measurements, to determine the functionality and application of the gamma camera as well as to explicate tomography in nuclear medicine and PET.


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

Lecture supported by digital presentations.

Mode of examination

Oral

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

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Mon12:00 - 13:0004.10.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/99671223508?pwd=VVpDWCtaQ1RmdzJkRHVkam14d2E0Zz09 (LIVE)Vorbesprechung
Mon12:00 - 14:0011.10.2021 - 24.01.2022 Zoom (LIVE)134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles - Single appointments
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Mon04.10.202112:00 - 13:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/99671223508?pwd=VVpDWCtaQ1RmdzJkRHVkam14d2E0Zz09Vorbesprechung
Mon11.10.202112:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon18.10.202112:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon25.10.202112:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon08.11.202112:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon22.11.202112:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon29.11.202112:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon06.12.202112:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon13.12.202112:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon10.01.202212:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon17.01.202212:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles
Mon24.01.202212:00 - 14:00 Zoom134.204 VO Functional Imaging Technology and Devices - Physical Principles

Examination modalities

Oral exam at the end of the semester or further along the line on appointment. Estimated duration: 30 minutes

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
09.09.2021 00:00 28.01.2022 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