Traditional mathematical model-based anatomical models have been replaced with more realistic standardized anatomical models based on patient image data. Calculation of internal dose estimates from animal or human data sets requires knowledge of a number of important principles and relationships in kinetic analysis and dose assessment, and knowledgeable use of available software tools. This program will give an overview of standard calculation techniques and models, and demonstrate how new models have introduced changes to standard calculations, with practical examples worked out in several important areas of application. A brief discussion will be included of current issues in radiation biology that are pertinent to the interpretation of calculated dose estimates.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Talk given by Michael Stabin; Vanderbilt University. Worth 4 CEC's.
Dr. Johnson's research in the laser research lab is focused on safety and laser injury recovery and the acute effects of ionizing radiation. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in health physics from the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University.
Learn more at: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/erhs/faculty/johnson/t_johnson.htm