Courses in Diagnostic Imaging – Radiation Biology

Radiology Rounds for Residents

Objective:
To answer all ACVR board objectives related to radiation physics, biology, monitoring, protection and the regulatory aspects of radiobiology. Oncology and tumor biology will not be discussed.

Text:
Radiobiology for the Radiologist 5th Ed by Eric Hall

Additional reading material:

  • Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics by Powsner & Powsner
  • Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography by Mary Alice Statkiewicz-Sherer
  • Christensen’s Physics of Diagnostic Radiology by Curry
  • The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging by Bushberg
  • Small Animal Clinical Oncology by Withrow & MacEwen
  • Nuclear Medicine, Technology and Techniques edited by Bernier
  • Handbook of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine edited by Clifford Berry and Greg Daniel
  • Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice: Radiation Oncology Jan 1997, 27:1 edited by Ronald Burk
  • Handouts from Dave Ruslander & Ken Rassnick

1. Radiation Physics, Burk, Chapter 1, Bernier, Chapter 2, Bushberg, Chapter 2
2. Radiation Physics, continued
3. Radiation Physics, continued
4. DNA damage and the cell cycle, Hall, Chapters 2&4
5. Cell survival curves, Hall, Chapter 3
6. Radiation damage repair, Hall, Chapter 5
7. OER, RBE and LET, Hall, Chapter 6&7
8. Total body irradiation syndromes and fetal effects of radiation, Hall, Chapter 8&12
9. Radioprotectors, stochastic/deterministic and early/late effects of radiation, Hall Chapter 9, Chapter 10 p144-145, Chapter 13 p198, Chapter 19 p339-344
10. Radiation protection, Hall Chapter 15
11. Cell, tissue and tumor kinetics, Hall Chapter 21
12. Radiation Protection: units and dose limits, Christensen Chapter 21, Statkiewicz-Sherer Chapters 3&4
13. Radiation protection: shielding and monitoring, Statkiewicz-Sherer Chapters 8&9
14. Catch up/review
15. Catch up/review