Course Title : Radiation Medical Physics

Code 10C047
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Fri 3rd
Location C3-Lecture Room 5
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Yoshinori Sakurai, Hiroki Tanaka, Takushi Takata

Course Description

Medical physics is the general term for the physics and technology which are supporting radiation diagnosis and therapy, and particle therapy. As it covers many different fields, the important subjects are “promotion for the advance of radiation therapy” and “quality assurance for radiation therapy”. The scope of this course is to learn the fundamental knowledge for radiation medical physics. Especially, the focus is put on the understanding for (1) the bases of physics, biology and so on for radiation, (2) the physics for the radiations applied to diagnosis, (3) the characteristics of radiations and particle beams applied to therapy, and (4) the quality assurance and so on for radiation diagnosis and therapy.


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Course Goals

To learn the fundamental knowledge of medical physics, mainly for radiation physics in diagnosis and therapy

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction to medical physics for radiation 1
Fundamental bilology for radiation 1
Radiation measurement and evaluation 2
Physics in radiation diagnosis 4
Physics in radiation therapy 5
Quality assurance and standard dosimetry 1
Achievement Assessment 1


Not specified. Handouts will be given for each topic.


F.M.Khan, “The Physics of Radiation Therapy: Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Management” (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2003)


It is recommended to attend the course, “Radiation Measurement for Medicine”, concurrently.

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