Year 13 BTEC trip to Northwick Park Hospital

PET in Medical Physics http://www.iop.org/education/teacher/resources/teaching-medical-physics/positron/page_56317.html http://www.ipem.ac.uk/Portals/0/Images/02%20Spotlight%20on%20Positron%20Electron%20Tomography%20Computerised%20Tomography%20Imaging.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positron_emission_tomography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oD05S-s7UE Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine, functional imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image of functional processes in the body using beta+ emitting isotopes. The isotope decays emitting a positron (which is a positive electron, also called a beta+ particle, and is a particle of […]

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Year 13 BTEC trip to Northwick Park Hospital

The BTEC students at Rooks Heath also need to know about the uses of X-rays and gamma rays in the treatment of cancer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiosurgery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_beam_radiotherapy http://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/cancer-information/treatment/pages/radiotherapy.aspx http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/radiotherapy http://www.ipem.ac.uk/CareersTraining/Whatdoourmembersdo/Radiotherapy.aspx Radiation is not just used for diagnosis, but for treating cancer as well. This is called radiotherapy. High energy radiation (x and gamma rays) are used. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Dj4Sf8pzQ#t=299 […]

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Year 13 BTEC trip to Northwick Park Hospital

CT Scanners The above CT scanner is used in Northwick Park Hospital http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=pet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_imaging#Tomography Tomography is the method of imaging a single plane, or slice, of an object resulting in a tomogram. There are two principal methods of obtaining such images, conventional and computer assisted tomography. Conventional tomography uses mechanical means to record an image […]

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Year 13 BTEC trip to Northwick Park Hospital

Ultrasound scanning The BTEC students need to know about the production of ultrasound and the basic principles of pulse echo technique, reflection and refraction, interaction with tissue, scattering and absorption; intensity measurement in decibels; specific acoustic impedance; sonar principle and ultrasonic scanning e.g. A-scan, B-scan and M-scan; Doppler effect; measurement of blood flow using Doppler […]

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