What is Medical Physics

Medical Physics is the application of physics to healthcare; using physics for patient imaging, measurement and treatment. Medical physicists are graduate scientists, normally holding post-graduate qualifications, who work in many different areas of healthcare managing and delivering services and carrying out research and development.


The main areas of Medical Physics include:

  • Clinical Measurement
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Equipment Management
  • Computing
  • Medical Electronics
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiotherapy Physics
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasound and Non-ionising Radiation.


A presentation showing Medical Physicists at work has been prepared to illustrate some of the above specialty areas.

Further information can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_physics.