151-2016-00L  Radiation Imaging for Industrial Applications

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersH.‑M. Prasser, R. Adams
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-2016-00 VRadiation Imaging for Industrial Applications2 hrs
Wed14:15-16:00ML F 38 »
H.‑M. Prasser, R. Adams
151-2016-00 URadiation Imaging for Industrial Applications1 hrs
Wed16:15-17:00ML F 38 »
H.‑M. Prasser, R. Adams

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AbstractThe course gives an overview of the physics and practical principles of imaging techniques using ionizing radiation such as X-rays, gamma photons, and neutrons in the context of various industrial (non-medical) challenges. This includes the interaction of radiation with matter, parameters affecting imaging performance, source and detector technology, image processing, and tomographic techniques.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the principles and applicability of various radiation-based imaging techniques including radiography and tomography to various industrial challenges.
Contentprinciples of radiation imaging; physics of interaction of radiation with matter (X-ray, gamma, neutron); X-ray source physics and technology; neutron source physics and technology; radiation detection principles; radiation detection as applied to imaging; radiography (image quality parameters, image processing); computed tomography (image reconstruction techniques, artifacts, image processing); overview of more exotic techniques (e.g. dual modality, fast neutrons, time of flight); general industrial applications, security applications; special issues in dynamic imaging and example applications; PET/PEPT imaging; nuclear energy applications
Lecture notesLecture slides will be provided, as well as references for further reading
Literature- Wang, Industrial Tomography: Systems and Applications
- Knoll, Radiation Detection and Measurement
- Kak & Slaney, Principles of Computerized Tomographic Imaging
Prerequisites / NoticeRecommended courses (not binding): 151-0163-00L Nuclear Energy Conversion, 151-2035-00L, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, 151-0123-00L, Experimental Methods for Engineers, MATLAB skills for exercises.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersH.-M. Prasser, R. Adams
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Additional information on mode of examinationoral examination of 30 minutes

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