480-2045/01 – X-Ray Diagnostical Methods (RD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Irena Hlaváčová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Irena Hlaváčová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEI, USPIntended for study typesBachelor
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HLA58 doc. Ing. Irena Hlaváčová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Arrange knowledge of generation of the X-rays and  radiation and their basic features. Creatively combine knowledge from classical and modern physics, solid state, quantum and nuclear physics and apply it to practice. Come to realize the physical principles of the processes taking course in matter interacting with the high-energy electromagnetic radiation and their consequences. Acquire compendium of application possibilities in industry. Summarize the principles of ionizing radiation protection. Solve the simple exercises and discuss their results. Interpret knowledge in term of solving of the practice problems.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work
Other activities


The aim of the subject is to give the students a systematic explanation of the theoretical and practical aspects of radiography and the physical basis of interaction of ionizing radiation with the environment. Students are introduced to practical radiation testing.

Compulsory literature:

Chung, F.H., Smith, D.K.: Industrial Applications of X-Ray Diffraction

Recommended literature:

Brown, J.G.: X-rays and their applications

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

presentations, panel discussion, tests


Other requirements

Systematic preparation for lectures


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Electromagnetic radiation – nature, dual character, wave and particle behaviour. 2. Roentgen radiation – generation, characteristics, sources. 3. Gamma radiation – generation, characteristics, sources. 4. High energy photon interaction with matter – photoelectric effect, Compton effect, pair generation. 5. Roentgen and gamma radiation detection. 6. Difraction analysis methods (X-ray, neutron, electron). 7. Application of hard electromagnetic radiation in industry (material defect detection, seam supervision) 8. Application of hard electromagnetic radiation in health care, chemistry, biology and other branches (diagnostics, radiation). 9. The principles of ionising radiation protection and safety on X- ray working places.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: obligatory participation in theoretical exercises successful passing a credit test

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0533A110023) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (B0533A110023) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (B0533A110023) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (B1701) Physics (1702R001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B1701) Physics (1702R001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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