2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BME 575 - Luminescent Materials for Theranostics

3 Credit Hours
Luminescent materials are crucial for diagnostic imaging. Scintillators and storage phosphors are used in x-ray imaging, computed tomography, single photon emission computed tomography, and positron emission tomography. Luminescent nanoparticles can be used for in-vivo diagnostics such as visualization of tumor margins. The first part of the course will focus on basic mechanisms of luminescence such as radiation absorption and emission, energy level diagrams, and selection rules. The second part will focus on the properties and applications of luminescent materials such as thermoluminescence, afterglow, upconversion, x-ray phosphor and scintillator materials, integrating and counting techniques as well as the above-mentioned imaging modalities.
Recommended Background: Physics 411 or some basic quantum mechanics.



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