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.

A presentation and a flyer showing Medical Physicists at work has been prepared to illustrate some of the Medical Physics specialty areas.

The following paper published in Physica Medica 30(4), 397-402 (2014) traces the historical origins of medical physics in the early seventeenth century.

Duck, Francis A., The origins of medical physics, Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics , Volume 30 , Issue 4 , 397 - 402