# Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2019

Biomedical Engineering Master | ||||||

Vertiefungsfächer | ||||||

Medical Physics | ||||||

Wahlfächer der Vertiefung Diese Fächer sind für die Vertiefung in Biomechanics besonders empfohlen. Bei abweichender Fächerwahl konsultieren Sie bitte den Track Adviser. | ||||||

Nummer | Titel | Typ | ECTS | Umfang | Dozierende | |
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227-0946-00L | Molecular Imaging - Basic Principles and Biomedical Applications | W | 2 KP | 2V | M. Rudin | |

Kurzbeschreibung | Concept: What is molecular imaging. Discussion/comparison of the various imaging modalities used in molecular imaging. Design of target specific probes: specificity, delivery, amplification strategies. Biomedical Applications. | |||||

Lernziel | Molecular Imaging is a rapidly emerging discipline that translates concepts developed in molecular biology and cellular imaging to in vivo imaging in animals and ultimatly in humans. Molecular imaging techniques allow the study of molecular events in the full biological context of an intact organism and will therefore become an indispensable tool for biomedical research. | |||||

Inhalt | Concept: What is molecular imaging. Discussion/comparison of the various imaging modalities used in molecular imaging. Design of target specific probes: specificity, delivery, amplification strategies. Biomedical Applications. | |||||

227-0948-00L | Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine | W | 4 KP | 3G | S. Kozerke, M. Weiger Senften | |

Kurzbeschreibung | Introduction to magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, encoding and contrast mechanisms and their application in medicine. | |||||

Lernziel | Understand the basic principles of signal generation, image encoding and decoding, contrast manipulation and the application thereof to assess anatomical and functional information in-vivo. | |||||

Inhalt | Introduction to magnetic resonance imaging including basic phenomena of nuclear magnetic resonance; 2- and 3-dimensional imaging procedures; fast and parallel imaging techniques; image reconstruction; pulse sequences and image contrast manipulation; equipment; advanced techniques for identifying activated brain areas; perfusion and flow; diffusion tensor imaging and fiber tracking; contrast agents; localized magnetic resonance spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging; diagnostic applications and applications in research. | |||||

Skript | D. Meier, P. Boesiger, S. Kozerke Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy | |||||

227-0968-00L | Monte Carlo in Medical Physics | W | 4 KP | 3G | M. Stampanoni, M. K. Fix | |

Kurzbeschreibung | Introduction in basics of Monte Carlo simulations in the field of medical radiation physics. General recipe for Monte Carlo simulations in medical physics from code selection to fine-tuning the implementation. Characterization of radiation by means of Monte Carlo simulations. | |||||

Lernziel | Understanding the concept of the Monte Carlo method. Getting familiar with the Monte Carlo technique, knowing different codes and several applications of this method. Learn how to use Monte Carlo in the field of applied medical radiation physics. Understand the usage of Monte Carlo to characterize the physical behaviour of ionizing radiation in medical physics. Share the enthusiasm about the potential of the Monte Carlo technique and its usefulness in an interdisciplinary environment. | |||||

Inhalt | The lecture provides the basic principles of the Monte Carlo method in medical radiation physics. Some fundamental concepts on applications of ionizing radiation in clinical medical physics will be reviewed. Several techniques in order to increase the simulation efficiency of Monte Carlo will be discussed. A general recipe for performing Monte Carlo simulations will be compiled. This recipe will be demonstrated for typical clinical devices generating ionizing radiation, which will help to understand implementation of a Monte Carlo model. Next, more patient related effects including the estimation of the dose distribution in the patient, patient movements and imaging of the patient's anatomy. A further part of the lecture covers the simulation of radioactive sources as well as heavy ion treatment modalities. The field of verification and quality assurance procedures from the perspective of Monte Carlo simulations will be discussed. To complete the course potential future applications of Monte Carlo methods in the evolving field of treating patients with ionizing radiation. | |||||

Skript | A script will be provided. | |||||

402-0343-00L | Physics Against Cancer: The Physics of Imaging and Treating Cancer | W | 6 KP | 2V + 1U | A. J. Lomax, U. Schneider | |

Kurzbeschreibung | Radiotherapy 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. | |||||

Lernziel | Radiotherapy 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. | |||||

Inhalt | The 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 / Besonderes | Although 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. |

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