PHYSICS AND INSTRUMENTATION IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE

FALL 2002 SYLLABUS (Ver: 8 Aug 2002)

September - December, 2002

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

FRI 6 Sep REZ Nuclear Structure, pp. 13-21

MON 9 Sep REZ Modes of Radioactive Decay, pp. 22-37

WED 11 Sep REZ Decay of Radioactivity, pp. 38-55

FRI 13 Sep SCM Prob. Set Atomic and Nuclear Structure

MON 16 Sep Yom Kipper (no class)

WED 18 Sep GEF Radiation Detectors, pp. 56-83

FRI 20 Sep DJD Prob. Set Radioactive Decay

MON 23 Sep DJD Electronic Instrumentation, pp. 84-112

WED 25 Sep SCM Survey meters, dose, exposure

FRI 27 Sep DJD Nuclear Counting Statistics, pp. 115-142

MON 30 Sep SCM Lab all day, HP measurements and gas detectors (with GEF)

WED 2 Oct DJD Statistics (continued)

FRI 4 Oct DJD Prob. Set Counting statistics

MON 7 Oct GEF Charged particle interactions, pp. 161-177

WED 9 Oct GEF Photon interactions, pp. 178-196

FRI 11 Oct GEF Prob. Set Charged particle interactions

MON 14 Oct Columbus Day no class

WED 16 Oct GEF Photon interactions cont., attenuation, HVL

FRI 18 Oct GEF Prob. Set Photon interactions

MON 21 Oct REZ Pulse-height spectroscopy, pp. 219-237

WED 23 Oct REZ Detection and measurement, pp. 238-259

FRI 25 Oct DJD Prob. Set Detectors

MON 28 Oct SCM Counting systems, pp. 261-297

WED 30 Oct REZ Gamma cameras pp. 298-360

FRI 1 Nov SCM Lab all day, Planar gamma camera (with REZ)

MON 4 Nov REZ Gamma cameras (cont.), Collimators

WED 6 Nov GEF Review Math for Tomography

FRI 8 Nov REZ Prob. Set Pulse-height spectroscopy

MON 11 Nov Veteran's Day (no class)

WED 13 Nov REZ Lab all day, SPECT (with DJD)

FRI 15 Nov REZ Prob. Set Anger camera

MON 18 Nov GEF Tomography, pp. 391-434

WED 20 Nov RDB PET Instrumentation

FRI 22 Nov GEF Tomography (cont.)

MON 25 Nov RDB PET Instrumentation (cont.)

WED 27 Nov GEF Prob. Set Tomography

FRI 29 Nov Thanksgiving break

MON 2 Dec MGH PET

WED 4 Dec MGH PET

FRI 6 Dec MGH PET

MON 9 Dec MGH PET

WED 11 Dec RDB Lab all day (1400-1900 hrs), PET (with REZ)

FRI 13 Dec RDB Preparation for Debate on PET-CT(to be presented 30Jan03)

MON 16 Dec REZ Quality control (handouts)

WED 18 Dec REZ FINAL EXAM

Fri 20 Dec REZ Exam review