Division of Medical Physics

Division web page: http://www.ujk.kielce.pl/ifiz/zfm/


Scientific research in the Deivision is being developed along:

  1. Use of X-ray spectroscopy in investigation concentration of vestigial elements.
    Investigations are led using X-ray lamp and additional equipment to X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) and Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (TXRF). These methods permit to define concentration of vertigial elements on level ppm-ppb. Main works executed in division concern interdisciplinary questions. These methods were used to examinations of wooden sculptures from the Altar of Veit Strass in Cracow, Poland or to define technological process of Celtic articles on terrain of Poland and for monitoring process of production of crystals applied in microelectronics and optoelectronics.
  2. Imaging techniques in medical diagnostics.
    Investigations of new solution in imaging techniques applied in medical diagnosis and therapy - its a second area of examinations. The result of this activity were worked out new diagnostic procedures applied in planning treatment and dosimetric procedures applied in therapy of tumours using photons and electrons. Results of these investigations were used in the medical phisicist's routine activity both in Holycross Center of Cancer and in different oncological posts in Poland. Techniques applied in positron emission tomography and nuclear medicine are the new direction of examinations.
  3. Biological influence of radiation about high LET.
    The use of heavy ions from particle accelerators has enjoyed extensive interest for biophysical experiments over the past years. The radiobiological effects of charged heavy particles on a cellular or molecular level are of fundamental importance in the field of biomedical applications, especially in hadron therapy and space radiation biology. The main aim of the work was to set up a facility for radiobiological experiments for different ionizing particles in the region of the Bragg peak. The investigations of genetic changes in result of passage of heavy ion about linear transfer of energy ~1 MeV/µm - its third area of examinations.

Setup for Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy