HL2003 Radiation Physics and Biology 6.0 credits
Strålterapeutisk fysik och biologi
Radiation has for several decades, been used to treat tumours. Different types of radiation such as photons, electrons, neutrons, protons or light ions can be used. The clinically most used treatment modalities are photons and electrons. The course gives a basic knowledge in the physical and biological effects of ionising radiation in tissue and an overview of methods for treatment optimisation to get the best therapy outcome.