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2020/2021

Clinical Dosimetry 2

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Code Completion Credits Range
D16KLD ZK
Lecturer:
Irena Koniarová, Ivana Horáková (guarantor), Leoš Novák
Tutor:
Irena Koniarová, Ivana Horáková (guarantor), Leoš Novák
Supervisor:
Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation
Synopsis:

The aim of Clinical dosimetry 2 is to enhance and broaden the knowledge in clinical dosimetry, and to be able to determine doses in clinical beams and patient´s doses.

Requirements:

To submit resolved tasks.

Syllabus of lectures:

Dosimetry in diagnostic radiology: Detailed description of dosimetry quantities used for individual imaging modalities - their advantages and disadvantages, methods of determination of these quantities for adult and paediatric patients, various methods of dosimeters calibration - their advantages and disadvantages and influence on the value of calibration coefficient and its uncertainty, practical problems in clinical dosimetry and their influence on the value of determined quantity, results of measurements for the purposes of intercomparison, determination of diagnostic reference levels, methodology and practical problems, various methods of organ doses determination.

Dosimetry in radiotherapy: formalism, absorbed dose to water under reference and nonreference conditions for cobalt, high-energy photon, high-energy electron, x-ray, proton, heavy ion beams and special cases, protocols for dose calculations, uncertainties, intercomparison of formalisms, sealed radionuclide sources in brachytherapy, their calibration, dose distribution around brachytherapy radionuclide source, eye plaques, data verification in the treatment planning system, system of quality controls, tools for evaluation of measured data, patient dosimetry: pretreatment plan verification, in-vivo dosimetry.

Dosimetry in nuclear medicine: hisotry of dosimetry in NM, Marinelli-Quimby-Hine methodology, modern methods - ICRP and MIRD, dose determination in diagnostic applications, dosimetry in therapeutic applications, data gaining for dosimetry calculations, phantoms, software, Monte Carlo, dosimetry in clinical pratice.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

To enhance and broaden the knowledge in clinical dosimetry, and to be able to determine doses in clinical beams and patient´s doses.

Study materials:

Key references:

1. IAEA, Dosimetry in Diagnostic Radiology ? An International Code of Practice. IAEA Technical Reports Series No. 457, 2007

2. IAEA, Dosimetry in Diagnostic Radiology for Paediatric Patients. IAEA Human Health Series No. 24, 2014

3. IAEA, Status of Computed Tomography Dosimetry for Wide Cone Beam Scanners. IAEA Human Health Reports No. 5, 2011

4. AAPM, Size-Specific Dose Estimates (SSDE) in Pediatric and Adult Body CT Examinations. AAPM Report No. 204, 2011

Recommended references:

1. IAEA, Dosimetry in Diagnostic Radiology: An International Code of Practice. IAEA Technical Reports Series No. 457, 2007

2. IAEA, Dosimetry in Diagnostic Radiology for Paediatric Patients. IAEA Human Health Series No. 24, 2014

3. IAEA, Status of Computed Tomography Dosimetry for Wide Cone Beam Scanners. IAEA Human Health Reports No. 5, 2011

4. AAPM, Size-Specific Dose Estimates (SSDE) in Pediatric and Adult Body CT Examinations. AAPM Report No. 204, 2011

5. NCRP, Reference Levels and Achievable Doses in Medical and Dental Imaging: Recommendations for the United States, NCRP Report No. 172, 2012

6. DOSE DATAMED 2, Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs) in Europe, Project Report Part 2, 2014

7. HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY, Doses to Patients from Radiographic and Fluoroscopic X-ray Imaging Procedures in the UK: 2010 Review, HPA-CRCE No. 034, 2012

8. PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND, Doses from Computed Tomography (CT) Examinations in the UK: 2011 Review, PHA-CRCE No. 013, 2014

Note:
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