The course aims to provide the basic physical principles of biomedical images used in the medical application using ionizing radiation (X-rays, artificial radioactivity) and non-ionizing (static magnetic fields, variables, and radiofrequency). The contents of the course provide to understand the formation of medical images now widely spread both in the diagnostic field and in the planning and verification for the execution of the treatments with linear accelerators for radiotherapy. The physical quantities can describe the quality of the images produced and the most important imaging modalities currently available with a focus on digital methods and systems using solid state detectors.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to understand the physical basis of the main application of physics in medicine for diagnostic applications with ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and understand the different physical natures of phenomena and have criteria for assessing the quality of the image. Such knowledge allows him to know the basic elements of medical physics and to be able to deal with in-depth curricula and research in these areas.
Lesson period: Second semester
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