PHYSICS AND INSTRUMENTATION IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE

FALL 2001 SYLLABUS (Ver: 10 Aug 2001)

September - December, 2001

Instructors:

Robert E. Zimmerman (REZ) Stephen C. Moore (SCM)

732-7196 732-6254

zimmer@bwh.harvard.edu scmoore@bwh.harvard.edu

Ramsey D. Badawi (RDB) John Correia (MGH)

632-6892 726-8336

Ramsey_Badawi@dfci.harvard.edu correia@petw6.mgh.harvard.edu

Daniel J. deVries (DJD) Georges El Fakhri (GEF)

732-6951 732-7142

devries@bwh.harvard.edu elfakhri@bwh.harvard.edu

TEXT: Sorenson & Phelps: Physics in Nuclear Medicine, 2nd ed. 1987

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Hollenberg Conference Room, Thorn Research Building - 3rd Floor

Day Date Who Description

WED 5 Sep SCM Introduction; Atomic Structure, pp. 1-13

FRI 7 Sep REZ Nuclear Structure, pp. 13-21

MON 10 Sep REZ Modes of Radioactive Decay, pp. 22-37

WED 12 Sep REZ Decay of Radioactivity, pp. 38-55

FRI 14 Sep SCM Prob. Set Atomic and Nuclear Structure

MON 17 Sep REZ Radiation Detectors, pp. 56-83

WED 19 Sep REZ Electronic Instrumentation, pp. 84-112

FRI 21 Sep DJD Prob. Set Radioactive Decay

MON 24 Sep SCM Survey meters, dose, exposure

WED 26 Sep DJD Nuclear Counting Statistics, pp. 115-142

FRI 28 Sep DJD Statistics (continued)

MON 1 Oct SCM Lab all day, HP measurements and gas detectors

WED 3 Oct GEF Charged particle interactions, pp. 161-177

FRI 5 Oct DJD Prob. Set Counting statistics

MON 8 Oct SCM Columbus Day no class

WED 10 Oct GEF Photon interactions, pp. 178-196

FRI 12 Oct GEF Prob. Set Charged particle interactions

MON 15 Oct GEF Photon interactions cont., attenuation, HVL

WED 17 Oct REZ Pulse-height spectroscopy, pp. 219-237

FRI 19 Oct GEF Prob. Set Photon interactions

MON 22 Oct REZ Detection and measurement, pp. 238-259

WED 24 Oct SCM Counting systems, pp. 261-297

FRI 26 Oct DJD Prob. Set Detectors

MON 29 Oct GEF Review Math for Tomography

WED 31 Oct GEF Tomography, pp. 391-434

FRI 2 Nov REZ Lab all day, Planar gamma camera

MON 5 Nov REZ Gamma cameras pp. 298-360

WED 7 Nov REZ Gamma cameras (cont.), Collimators

FRI 9 Nov REZ Prob. Set Pulse-height spectroscopy

MON 12 Nov Veteran's Day (no class)

WED 14 Nov REZ Quality control (handouts)

FRI 16 Nov SCM Lab all day, SPECT

MON 19 Nov GEF Tomography (cont.)

WED 21 Nov RDB PET Instrumentation

FRI 23 Nov Thanksgiving break

MON 26 Nov REZ Prob. Set Anger camera; Quality control (cont.)

WED 28 Nov RDB PET Instrumentation (cont.)

FRI 30 Nov GEF Prob. Set Tomography

MON 3 Dec MGH PET

WED 5 Dec MGH PET

FRI 7 Dec MGH PET

MON 10 Dec MGH PET

WED 12 Dec RDB Lab all day, PET

FRI 14 Dec RDB Preparation for Balloon Debate

MON 17 Dec REZ FINAL EXAM

WED 19 Dec REZ Exam review