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Radiation Detectors for Medical Applications – Overview

About the lecture

Time and place

Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 s.t., Lecture Room H 537, Schellingstrasse 4, 5th floor

Welcome to the Lecture on "Radiation Detectors for Medical Applications"  in the Summer Term 2014 !

 New: Please register for the lecture examination by sending an email to Peter.Thirolf@lmu.de, indicating all   relevant information to be inserted on the certificate


The examination will be held as oral examination (30 min.) on Friday, July 25 in Garching (Am Coulombwall 1)

 9:00:    Berger, Ricarda

 9:35:    Berndt, Bianca

10:10:   Gerling, Bastian

10:45:   Gosewisch, Astrid

11:20:   Hitz, Christopher

13:00:  Lindner, Florian

13:35:  Maass, Andreas

14:05:  Meyer, Sebtastian

14:35:  Roesch, Thomas

15:10: Stroebel, Johannes

15:45: Hauser, Markus

16:20: Mirsky, Alexander

Content of the Lecture:

  • Overview of detector systems for Medical Imaging

  • Basic physical interactions of particles and radiation with matter

  • Gas-filled (ionization) detectors

  • Scintillation Detectors

  • Basics of Positron Emission Tomography

  • Semiconductor detectors: Silicon

  • Semiconductor detectors: Germanium

  • Electronic detector readout and signal processing

  • Radiochromic films and Thermoluminiscence detectors

Recommended Literature:

1. Glenn F. Knoll: Radiation Detection and Measurement,  J. Wiley & Sons, 4th ed., 2010

2. W. Schlegel, J. Bille (Hrsg.): Medizinische Physik 2: Medizinische Strahlenphysik, Springer, 2002

3. Hanno Krieger: Strahlungsmessung und Dosimetrie, Vieweg + Teubner,  1. Aufl. 2011

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: P. Thirolf