2nd Bachelor in Medical Biology - Cytology

Radioprotection including applied techniques and quality control in nuclear medicine

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ECTS Credits3
Number of Hours (h/year)40
Teaching staffBERNARD, Claire
HUMBLET, Chantal
Koch, Michel
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Good knowledge in chemistry, biology, biochemistry and physics.

Aims and Objectives

To be able to understand and apply in real situations principles of radioprotection and face critical situations

To comply with Art. 53.2 Royal Decree 20/07/2001 concerning medical auxilliaries training obligation



  • Human irradiation sources and levels
  • Interaction of ionisins radiations with ther matter
  • Consequences of ionising rays on cell , molecule and tissue

Legislation and radiopotection

  • Definition and legal frame of radioprotection
  • Fundamental principles of radioprotection

Applied techniques in nuclear medicine

Quality , equipment control.


DUTREIX J., DESGREZ A., BOK B., VINOT J.-H., Biophysique des radiations et imagerie médicale, 3e Ed., Masson, 1993.

ERICH KRESTEL-SIEMENS AKTIENGES, Imaging systems for medical diagnostics, 1990.

GALLE P., PAULIN R., Biophysique, Radiobiologie, Radiopathologie, Ed. Masson.

WEBB S., The physics of medical imaging, Medical Science Series, 1996.

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures

visite d'un service de médecine nucléaire (2h)

Assessment MethodsWritten examinations
NotesIn part

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