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GS02 1053   Radiation Detection, Instrumentation, and Data Analysis

Howell, Rebecca. Three semester hours. Spring annually. Prerequisite: Introduction to Medical Physics I(GS02 1093) or equivalent and consent of instructor.

A study of the characteristics and applications of charged particle, photon, and neutron detectors will be covered. Modular analog and digital electronics required for signal processing and data recording will be used. Techniques of data analysis and error propagation of counting statistics will be introduced. The course will include two lectures and one laboratory exercise weekly. The applications of radiation detectors in radiotherapy, health physics, nuclear medicine, and radiobiology will be emphasized.