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Radiation Detectors for Medical Applications – Overview

About the lecture

Time and place

Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 s.t., Lecture Room H 537, Schellingstrasse 4, 5th floor
Begin: 13.04.2021
End: 13.07.2021

Welcome to the Lecture on "Radiation Detectors for Medical Applications"  in the Summer Term 2021 !

Please note that the lecture will take place remotely in digital form. Please register on the LSF as soon as possible that we can provide you with the necessary connection details.

The lecture will be given until further notice at the nominal time remotely via ZOOM. All registered participants will receive an email with instructions on how to join.

The presentation material (slides) will be made available on the course website always already before the lecture. The pdf files will be password-protected, registered participants will receive the password in the introductory email.

This introductory email will be sent to all registered participants within the next 2 days. Since this is the only alternative way to communicate information: in case you will have NOT received an email with information on how to join the electronic lecture until Monday morning, April 20, please send an email notice to the lecturer at: Peter.Thirolf@lmu.de

Additional information: the student representatives approached us with the offer to support students in organising themselves in virtual study groups. The student representatives offer to put students in contact with virtual study groups if required. In this case you can contact gaf@fs.lmu.de.

Content of the Lecture:

  • Overview of detector systems for Medical Imaging

  • Basic physical interactions of particles and radiation with matter

  • Gas-filled (ionization) detectors

  • Scintillation Detectors

  • Basics of Positron Emission Tomography

  • Semiconductor detectors: Silicon

  • Semiconductor detectors: Germanium

  • Electronic detector readout and signal processing

  • Radiochromic films and Thermoluminiscence detectors

Recommended Literature:

1. Glenn F. Knoll: Radiation Detection and Measurement,  J. Wiley & Sons, 4th ed., 2010

2. W. Schlegel, J. Bille (Hrsg.): Medizinische Physik 2: Medizinische Strahlenphysik, Springer, 2002

3. Hanno Krieger: Strahlungsmessung und Dosimetrie, Vieweg + Teubner,  1. Aufl. 2011


Lecture examination:   Details will be included in the 'News' section

- Please register for the lecture examination by sending an email to Peter.Thirolf@lmu.de, indicating all relevant information to be inserted on the certificate (name, enrollment number, study course, date/place of birth, place of residence).

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: P. Thirolf