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Physics of Radiotherapy (B M E 566) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Understand physics of radiation devices and their operation, physics of photon, electron and particle beam with phantoms and patients, physics of treatment planning and delivery
  • 2
    Apply knowledge in practical setting on linear accelerators
  • 3
    Independently solve problems related to physics in radiotherapy
Physics of Radiotherapy
B M E 566 ( 4 Credits )
Ionizing radiation use in radiation therapy to cause controlled biological effects in cancer patients. Physics of the interaction of the various radiation modalities with body-equivalent materials, and physical aspects of clinical applications; lecture and lab.
Med Phys 501
College: College of Engineering
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Course Coordinator
Text book, title, author, and year
The Physics of Radiation Therapy (3rd edition).Khan, Faiz M., Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.
Supplemental Materials
Other textbooks, task group reports, selected articles 
Required / Elective / Selected Elective
Required for Medical Physics students Selected Elective for BME students
ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
(1) Understanding of biology and physiology as related to biomedical engineering needs.
(2) Ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), sciences, and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology and to model biological systems
Brief List of Topics to be Covered
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