GS02 1203 Electronics for Medical Physicists
Bankson, James. Three semester hours. Fall annually. Prerequisite: undergraduate electronics course covering basics of analog and digital circuits, or consent of instructor
This course emphasizes the analog and digital electronics associated with scientific instrumentation, particularly as related to medical physics technology. Topics include review of analog DC and AC circuit analysis and the use of voltage regulators, filters, polyphase circuits, and operational amplifiers in medical physics instrumentation. The production and detection of RF signals and shielding/grounding techniques for noise reduction will be addressed. Digital logic and components, including gates, flip-flops, ADCs, and DACs, will be reviewed and their use in medical physics instrumentation will be discussed. Common microprocessor interfaces and computer networking schemes will also be reviewed.