Techniques to generate ionizing radiation useful in the imaging of solids and medical imaging. Theory and applications of biological and medical imaging modalities that use ionizing radiation: X-ray diagnostic methods such as plain film and digital, computer axial tomography (CAT); radionuclide imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and gamma cameras. Theory and applications of materials imaging, including x-ray, electron, and neutron diffraction, in addition to small angle neutron and x-ray scattering (SANS SAXS).
Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: NPRE 446.
Sources of nuclear radiation; ionization and energy deposition in matter with an emphasis on biological systems; principles of dosimetry; determination of exposure and limits for internal and external emitters; basic shielding calculations.
Course Information: 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: NPRE 446.