MPE03 : 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 basis, 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).

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Module: 3

Online start: 6 June 2021

Face-to-face period: 12-16 July 2021

Location: Leuven, Belgium

Registration fee: € 760

Reduced registration fee: € 380

Reduced registration fees are available upon request for the first 6 applicants of one of the following countries (with a maximum of 2 participants per country): Albania, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, UN list of least developed countries.

The registration fee covers the costs of the course.

This course has been accredited by EBAMP as CPD event for Medical Physicists at EQF Level 7 and awarded 105 CPD credit points (53 CPD credit points for those who do not sit for or do not pass the examination).

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