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
- 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.