Antony John Lomax: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2021

Auszeichnung: Die Goldene Eule
NameHerr Prof. Dr. Antony John Lomax
LehrgebietPhysik
Adresse
Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
WPTA / 140
Zentrum für Protonentherapie
5232 Villigen PSI
SWITZERLAND
Telefon056 310 21 11
Fax056 310 21 99
E-Mailalomax@ethz.ch
DepartementPhysik
BeziehungTitularprofessor und Privatdozent

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
402-0340-BSLMedizinische Physik Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 8 KP15PA. J. Lomax, K. P. Prüssmann
KurzbeschreibungIm Rahmen der in den Vorlesungen besprochenen Themen können in Absprache mit den Dozenten selbständige Arbeiten durchgeführt werden.
Lernziel
402-0340-MSLMedizinische Physik Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 8 KP15PA. J. Lomax, K. P. Prüssmann
KurzbeschreibungIm Rahmen der in den Vorlesungen besprochenen Themen können in Absprache mit den Dozenten selbständige Arbeiten durchgeführt werden.
Lernziel
402-0343-00LPhysics Against Cancer: The Physics of Imaging and Treating Cancer
Fachstudierende UZH müssen das Modul PHY361 direkt an der UZH buchen.
6 KP2V + 1UA. J. Lomax, U. Schneider
KurzbeschreibungRadiotherapy is a rapidly developing and technology driven medical discipline that is heavily dependent on physics and engineering. In this lecture series, we will review and describe some of the current developments in radiotherapy, particularly from the physics and technological view point, and will indicate in which direction future research in radiotherapy will lie.
LernzielRadiotherapy is a rapidly developing and technology driven medical discipline that is heavily dependent on physics and engineering. In the last few years, a multitude of new techniques, equipment and technology have been introduced, all with the primary aim of more accurately targeting and treating cancerous tissues, leading to a precise, predictable and effective therapy technique. In this lecture series, we will review and describe some of the current developments in radiotherapy, particularly from the physics and technological view point, and will indicate in which direction future research in radiotherapy will lie. Our ultimate aim is to provide the student with a taste for the critical role that physics plays in this rapidly evolving discipline and to show that there is much interesting physics still to be done.
InhaltThe lecture series will begin with a short introduction to radiotherapy and an overview of the lecture series (lecture 1). Lecture 2 will cover the medical imaging as applied to radiotherapy, without which it would be impossible to identify or accurately calculate the deposition of radiation in the patient. This will be followed by a detailed description of the treatment planning process, whereby the distribution of deposited energy within the tumour and patient can be accurately calculated, and the optimal treatment defined (lecture 3). Lecture 4 will follow on with this theme, but concentrating on the more theoretical and mathematical techniques that can be used to evaluate different treatments, using mathematically based biological models for predicting the outcome of treatments. The role of physics modeling, in order to accurately calculate the dose deposited from radiation in the patient, will be examined in lecture 5, together with a review of mathematical tools that can be used to optimize patient treatments. Lecture 6 will investigate a rather different issue, that is the standardization of data sets for radiotherapy and the importance of medical data bases in modern therapy. In lecture 7 we will look in some detail at one of the most advanced radiotherapy delivery techniques, namely Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT). In lecture 8, the two topics of imaging and therapy will be somewhat combined, when we will describe the role of imaging in the daily set-up and assessment of patients. Lecture 9 follows up on this theme, in which a major problem of radiotherapy, namely organ motion and changes in patient and tumour geometry during therapy, will be addressed, together with methods for dealing with such problems. Finally, in lectures 10-11, we will describe in some of the multitude of different delivery techniques that are now available, including particle based therapy, rotational (tomo) therapy approaches and robot assisted radiotherapy. In the final lecture, we will provide an overview of the likely avenues of research in the next 5-10 years in radiotherapy. The course will be rounded-off with an opportunity to visit a modern radiotherapy unit, in order to see some of the techniques and delivery methods described in the course in action.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesAlthough this course is seen as being complimentary to the Medical Physics I and II course of Dr Manser, no previous knowledge of radiotherapy is necessarily expected or required for interested students who have not attended the other two courses.
402-0787-00LTherapeutic Applications of Particle Physics: Principles and Practice of Particle Therapy6 KP2V + 1UA. J. Lomax
KurzbeschreibungPhysics and medical physics aspects of particle physics
Subjects: Physics interactions and beam characteristics; medical accelerators; beam delivery; pencil beam scanning; dosimetry and QA; treatment planning; precision and uncertainties; in-vivo dose verification; proton therapy biology.
LernzielThe lecture series is focused on the physics and medical physics aspects of particle therapy. The radiotherapy of tumours using particles (particularly protons) is a rapidly expanding discipline, with many new proton and particle therapy facilities currently being planned and built throughout Europe. In this lecture series, we study in detail the physics background to particle therapy, starting from the fundamental physics interactions of particles with tissue, through to treatment delivery, treatment planning and in-vivo dose verification. The course is aimed at students with a good physics background and an interest in the application of physics to medicine.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe former title of this course was "Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Applications of Particle Physics".