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European Training and Education for Medical Physics Experts in Radiology

Monte Carlo simulation of x-ray imaging and dosimetry

 

 

A practical challenge to be solved: how to design a device beyond existing types?

Importance and impact of the training module: The module, devoted to the simulation of the complete x-ray imaging chain using Monte Carlo methods, covers both theoretical and practical aspects of the transport of ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation and electrical charges and their coupling in (both direct and indirect) x-ray detection devices. This allows understanding the physical basics, explore systems beyond their actual design and study radiation dose and risk assessment without expensive dose measurements. Several general-purpose Monte Carlo codes exist, but the barrier to their use is high. The practical sessions will provide hands-on experience out of the first hand.

Lead: Josep Sempau, co-author of the PENELOPE MC code, UPC (partner 5).

 

Find more information about the course in the extended abstract which you can download here or in the Module Approval Form which you can download here .