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2023/2024

# Fundamentals of Radiation Dosimetry 2

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Code Completion Credits Range
16ZDOZN2 ZK 4 2P+2C
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Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation
Synopsis:

Quantities and units in dosimetry and radiation protection, recommendations of international commissions ICRP and ICRU on radiation protection and quantities and units, principles of calculations and measurements of fundamental dosimetric quantities, microdosimetry, Monte Carlo method, and ionization cavity theory.

Requirements:

Subject 16ZDOZ1

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Stochastic and non-stochastic quantities. Statistical nature of phenomena in radiation physics

2. Calculation of emission of ionizing radiation source with self-absorption

3. X-ray tubes and production of X-rays

4. Determination of fluence at a given point of space for point and volume sources

5. Application of differential cross-sections for radiation physics calculations

6. Determination of attenuation, energy transfer and absorption coefficients

7. Charged particle equilibrium and its importance in dosimetry

8. Quantities in microdosimetry - specific and lineal energy

9. Shielding of ionizing radiation

10. Sources, interaction and dosimetry of neutrons

11. Monte Carlo method and its application in radiation physics and dosimetry

12. Principles of calculations and measurements of fundamental dosimetric quantities. Methods of measurements of activity and emission of sources.

13. Dose measurement issues. Bragg-Gray's cavity theory, its consequences and disadvantages

Syllabus of tutorials:

During the exercises the current topics of lectures are discussed, calculations are demonstrated, and equations for the dosimetric quantities are derived.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Knowledge of quantities and units in radiological physics and dosimetry.

Abilities:

Application of quantities and units in radiological physics and dosimetry.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Fundamentals of Dosimetry, T. Trojek, lecturer study materials, 2018

[2] Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry, P. Andreo, D.T. Burns, A. E. Nahum, J.Seuntjens, F. H. Attix, Wiley-VCH, 2017. ISBN 978-3-527-40921-1

Recommended references:

[3] Physics for Radiation Protection, J. E. Martin, Wiley-VCH, 2013. ISBN: 978-3-527-41176-4

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