Á. Graduate Courses
Ô.Å.É. of Athens
- Ionizing radiation technology É
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.
- 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.
- Ionizing radiation Technology ÉÉÉ
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.
Â. Postgraduate courses
I) Postgraduate course in MEDICAL PHYSICS (Participation
in the postgraduate course at the UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS)
- Physics of Diagnostic Radiology
Panagiotakis G.-Kandarakis Ioannis- Costaridou E.
- Physics of Nuclear Medicine
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
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.