|Instructor(s)||Saber Amini [Coordinator]|
Office: ENG 450
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Calendar Description||The course will cover radiation producing equipment, character of photon and electron radiation beams, radiation dose functions, computerized radiation treatment planning, brachytherapy, special radiation treatment procedures, quality assurance, and radiation shielding of high energy facilities.|
|Prerequisites||BME 674 and BME 229 and MTH 410|
|Learning Objectives (Indicators)|
At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
3.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
|Teaching Assistants||Justin Di Gregorio (email@example.com)|
Amir Moslemi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: In order for a student to pass a course with "Theory and Laboratory" components, in addition to earning a minimum overall course mark of 50%, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section for details on the Theory and Laboratory components.
|Examinations||Midterm exam in Week 8, two hours, multiple-choice, closed book (covers Weeks 1-7).|
Final exam, during exam period, two hours, closed-book (covers all course material).
|Other Evaluation Information||Potential project topics will be posted in the BME704 course shell. In order to allow students the time to make a considered decision, final topic selection will occur in the 3rd week of the term. All topics are 5-6 student projects, where the team as a group will present their final design in the final week of the course. The presentation time will be 15 minutes. Student generated topics must be approved by the course coordinator, Dr. Amini. Specific details of the term project will be given during class and posted in the BME704 course shell.|
Chapter 14, Course notes
Introduction overview of radiation therapy process radiobiology
Interaction of radiation with matter atomic & nuclear structure electron and photon interactions
Concept of dose interaction coefficients cavity theory
Dose measurement with ionization chambers dosimeter design
Area survey and individual monitoring
External beam radiation therapy (linear accelerators)
Inverse square law patient dosimetry planning
Conventional treatment planning Intensity modulated radiation therapy Protons and heavy ions Radiation Safety
Dosimetric parameters clinical considerations
Clinical quality assurance and principles of statistical process control
Radiation effects safety designs
Interaction of radiation with matter (LAB)
Ion chamber design (TUTORIAL)
Open Lab - can work on Tutorial 2 or ask questions regarding course material.
Linac design (LAB)
Dose calculation algorithms (TUTORIAL)
Image quality and dose (Diagnostic X-ray beam parameters) (TUTORIAL)
Linac bunker design and radiation shielding calculation (TUTORIAL)
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