Radiation Sciences

Courses

RADS 500S BIONUCLEONICS 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce graduate students to concepts used in radiotracer methodology. Topics include nuclear theory, radiation safety and protection, radiation detectors, nuclear instrumentation, diagnostic applications of radiation, basic radiation biology, autoradiography, and radiotracer experimental design. The laboratory involves practical experience handling radionuclides and operating radiation detection instrumentation.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 502S RADIONUCLIDE MEAS. & IMAGING 4.0 Credits

A detailed study of counting methodology and the limitations of various detector systems is examined. The student is required to develop skill in standardizing equipment and mastering technical procedures. In addition, operational and quality control aspects of nuclear medicine are covered by this staff.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 503S INTRO MEDICAL RAD. PHYSICS 4.0 Credits

Physics of production, interactions, detection and medical application of ionizing radiation. This course is normally a prerequisite to the following course, although it may be taken concurrently.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 504S PHYSICS RAD. THERAPY 4.0 Credits

Theoretical and practical aspects of the combination of multiple radiation sources to achieve favorable dose distribution in treating tumors.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 505S EXT TH PHOTON BEAM CAL 1 2.0 Credits

Theoretical and practical aspects of ionization chamber instruments, TLD, and diodes, and their use. The student is required to develop skill in the calibration and quality assurance testing of therapy equipment.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 506S X-RAY IMAGE FORM & EVALUATION 2.0 Credits

Theoretical and practical aspects of conventional, fluoro-and CT x-ray imaging systems as well as MR imaging systems.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 507S RAD SHIELD DES & EVAL 2.0 Credits

Control of radiation hazards from diagnostic and high energy X-ray and electron accelerators as well as from Cs-137 and other brachytherapy sources.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 508S RAD SAFETY & QUAL ASSUR 2.0 Credits

The principles involved for meeting regulatory requirements for radiation installations.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 510S RADIATION SCIENCES 1ST ROTATIO 4.0 Credits

First rotation. Guided research is conducted in conjunction with didactic training during each rotation.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 511S RADIATION SCIENCES 2ND ROTATIO 4.0 Credits

Second rotation. Guided research is conducted in conjunction with didactic training during each rotation.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 512S RADIATION SCIENCES 3RD ROTATIO 4.0 Credits

Third rotation. Guided research is conducted in conjunction with didactic training during each rotation.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 600S RADIATION SCIENCES THESIS RES. 9.0 Credits

Research leading to the completion of the thesis requirements for the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM

RADS 601S RADIOPHARMACOLOGY 3.0 Credits

The pharmacological use of radionuclides will be presented both for students who will be preparing and using radionuclides clinically and for students who will undertake basic research studies. Methods of developing, testing and evaluating radiopharmaceuticals will be presented.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 602S SEMINARS IN RADIATION SCIENCES 1.0 Credit

Seminars are given by faculty and students who report on current journal articles related to applications of radiation to the solution of biomedical problems. Students in the department are required to attend all seminars and present at least one seminar during each semester.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM

RADS 604S RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY 3.0 Credits

The detailed chemistry of radionuclides which are used in diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals is studied. Generator kinetics, synthesis with short-lived carrier free radioisotopes and analytical methods are covered in depth.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 607S RADIONUCLIDE DOSIMETRY 2.0 Credits

Basic theory of and computational approaches to evaluating dosage from radioactive material both internal and external to the body is covered.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 608S ADV TOPICS - RAD PHYS 4.0 Credits

Current research areas in radiological physics will be examined in depth. Topics will vary from year to year, and the course may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 610S DOSIMETRY OF PARTIC RAD 4.0 Credits

Theoretical and practical aspects of computational methods of 3-D dosimetry applied to radiation oncology. Repeatable depending on laboratory focus.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 611S RADIATION BIOLOGY I 4.0 Credits

Effects at the clinical, cellular, and molecular levels covering ionizing and non-ionizing radiations, lethal and mutagenic damage and human radiation biology are discussed to go insight of radiation interact with living matter. The two courses should be taken in sequence.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 612S RADIATION BIOLOGY II 4.0 Credits

Continues RADS 611.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

RADS 613S ADV. TOPICS - RAD. BIOL 4.0 Credits

These courses will examine in detail one subject of contemporary interest, e.g., modification of radiation sensitivity, oxygen effects, mutagenesis, photobiology, etc. Course topic will vary from year to year, and students may register for credit whenever topic is different.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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