PHYSICS AND INSTRUMENTATION IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE

FALL 2000 SYLLABUS (Ver: 21 Aug 2000)

September - December, 2000

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

Physics Conference Room off Main Pike, x1424

Day Date Who Description

MON 11 Sep SCM Introduction; Atomic Structure, pp. 1-13

WED 13 Sep REZ Nuclear Structure, pp. 13-21

FRI 15 Sep REZ Modes of Radioactive Decay, pp. 22-37

MON 18 Sep REZ Decay of Radioactivity, pp. 38-55

WED 20 Sep GEF Photon interactions, pp. 178-196

FRI 22 Sep SCM Prob. Set 1 Atomic and Nuclear Structure

MON 25 Sep GEF Photon interactions cont., attenuation, HVL

WED 27 Sep SCM Survey meters, dose, exposure

FRI 29 Sep DJD Prob. Set 2 Radioactive Decay

MON 2 Oct DJD Nuclear Counting Statistics, pp. 115-142

WED 4 Oct DJD Statistics (continued);

FRI 6 Oct SCM Lab #1 all day

MON 9 Oct Columbus Day no class

WED 11 Oct REZ Radiation Detectors, pp. 56-83

FRI 13 Oct SCM Prob. Set 3 Photon interactions

MON 16 Oct REZ Charged particle interactions, pp. 161-177

WED 18 Oct REZ Electronic Instrumentation, pp. 84-112

FRI 20 Oct RDB Prob. Set 4 Counting statistics

MON 23 Oct REZ Pulse-height spectroscopy, pp. 219-237

WED 25 Oct REZ Detection and measurement, pp. 238-259

FRI 27 Oct REZ Prob. Set 5 Charged particle interactions

MON 30 Oct REZ Gamma cameras pp. 298-360

WED 1 Nov SCM Counting systems, pp. 261-297

FRI 3 Nov GEF Prob. Set 6 Pulse-height spectroscopy

MON 6 Nov REZ Gamma cameras (cont.),

WED 8 Nov REZ Lab #2 all day

FRI 10 Nov DJD Prob. Set 7 Detectors

MON 13 Nov GEF Tomography, pp. 391-434

WED 15 Nov GEF Tomography (cont.)

FRI 17 Nov SCM Prob. Set 8 Anger camera

MON 20 Nov REZ Quality control (handouts)

WED 22 Nov SCM Lab #3 all day

FRI 24 Nov Thanksgiving break

MON 27 Nov RDB PET Instrumentation

WED 29 Nov RDB PET Instrumentation (cont.)

FRI 1 Dec GEF Prob. Set 9 Tomography

MON 4 Dec MGH PET physics

WED 6 Dec MGH PET physics

FRI 8 Dec MGH PET physics

MON 11 Dec MGH PET physics

TUE 12 Dec RDB Lab #4 starting at 4 PM at DFCI

WED 13 Dec RDB Lab #4 - AM Complete

FRI 15 Dec REZ Quality control (cont.)

MON 18 DEC No class

WED 20 Dec REZ FINAL EXAM

FRI 22 Dec REZ Exam review