141.B07 Introduction to medical physics aspects of ion beam therapy
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the physical, technological and biological basics of ion beam therapy, to describe the clinical implementation and the medical advantages of ion beam therapy and to work in current research topics pursued at the therapy centre MedAustron.

Subject of course

  1. Introduction: Goals of the Lecture
  2. Phyical and Technological Basics
  3. Dosimetry
  4. Radiobiological Aspects of Ion Beam Therapy
  5. Imaging in Ion Beam Therapy
  6. Treatment Planning and Dose Calculation
  7. Radiooncological Importance of Ion Beam Therapy
  8. Current Research Topics at MedAustron

Teaching methods

Lecture using a presentation to communicate the theoretical background and to discuss their application afterwards.

Mode of examination


Additional information

** Notice: A general presentation of all teaching activities at the Atominstitut will take place on March 3rd, at 14:00 in HS 1. **



Course dates

Wed13:00 - 15:0002.03.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93900237750?pwd=TUZnbEZQclh4Z2dHZ3FCNFFvSnlQZz09 (LIVE)Vorbesprechung
Wed13:00 - 15:0009.03.2022 - 22.06.2022 Zoom (LIVE)Lecture
Wed13:00 - 15:0029.06.2022 Zoom (LIVE)Exam
Introduction to medical physics aspects of ion beam therapy - Single appointments
Wed02.03.202213:00 - 15:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93900237750?pwd=TUZnbEZQclh4Z2dHZ3FCNFFvSnlQZz09Vorbesprechung
Wed09.03.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed16.03.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed23.03.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed30.03.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed06.04.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed27.04.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed04.05.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed11.05.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed18.05.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed25.05.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed01.06.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed08.06.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed15.06.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed22.06.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomLecture
Wed29.06.202213:00 - 15:00 ZoomExam

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
01.03.2022 08:00 30.06.2022 23:45



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of physics

Accompanying courses