Fakultät für Physik




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

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Welcome to the Lecture on "Radiation Detectors for Medical Applications"  in the Summer Term 2013 !


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

  • Frontend electronics: signal processing

  • Radiochromic films and Thermoluminiscence detectors

  • Current detector developments in Garching

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