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Introduction > Syllabus

  . Graduate Courses
    ... of Athens

  1. Ionizing radiation technology
    Overview of Physics and technology  of radiology : Attenuation of X-rays and gamma Radiation in matter. X-ray spectra. Conventional radiography systems. Image detectors. High voltage generators. X-Ray tube heat rating. X-ray image quality characteristics. Conventional fluoroscopy systems. General assemply of x-ray radiology system. Special imaging techniques. Digital radiography. Physical principles and computed tomography systems. Quality control of radiology systems. X-ray protection.

  2. Ionizing radiation technology  
    Overview of Physics and technology  of nuclear medicine: Atomic nucleus structure. Radioactivity. Interactions between radiation and matter. Radioactive isotopes production. Nuclear Medicine and fundamentals of imaging systems. Scintillators. Collimators. Photomultipliers. Electronic instrumentation and signal processing . Gamma-ray spectra. Imaging detectors (gamma-camera) . Nuclear medicine non imaging systems. Factors affecting image quality in Nuclear Medicine. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT). Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Computers in radio-isotopic imaging. Quality control of gamma-cameras. Radiation Protection and safety in radioactive isotopes laboratories. Radiation dosimetry in Nuclear Medicine . Semiconductor detectors . Radiation detection and measuring instrumentation.  Fourier transform. Nuclear Counting Statistics. Principles of Image Reconstruction.

  3. Ionizing radiation Technology
    Overview of Physics and technology of Radiation Therapy (RT), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Spectroscopy (MRI-MRS). Ultrasound Imaging (US) // RT: Medical Linear Accelarators. Dosimetry in Radiation Therapy. Portal Imaging. MRI-MRS: Magnetism of Elementary particles. Magnetic moments orientation in a magnetic field. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). NMR spectroscopy. Imaging techniques- Pulse sequences . Hardware and MRI systems . MRI image quality. Safety and protection problems-biological consequences. US: Acoustical waves. Reflection and Scatering of acoustical waves. Piezoelectric crystals and probes. Beam shape. Spatial resolution. Ultrasonic transducers. B-mode, M-mode and gray-scale imaging. Doppler and Color Flow Imaging. Second Harmonic Imaging. Tissue Harmonic Imaging. Contrast agents. 3-D and 4-D imaging. Quality control.
   . Postgraduate courses

    I) Postgraduate course in MEDICAL PHYSICS (Participation in the postgraduate course at the UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS)

  1.  Physics of Diagnostic Radiology
    Panagiotakis G.-Kandarakis Ioannis- Costaridou E.

  2. Physics of Nuclear Medicine
    Kandarakis .

  3. II) Postgraduate course in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY (In collaboration with the University of Athens, the Biomedical Research Foundation of Academy of Athens and the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of National Centre for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS")

    Medical Imaging Systems

    Diagnostic Radiology systems, Nuclear Medicine systems. Ultrasound systems. Magnetic Resonance systems. Portal Imaging detetors. Linear systems theory. Image reconstruction techniques. Monte Carlo methods.

     


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ostas Papagiannopoulos


   
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