Medical Physicist

Study how physics can be applied in medicine

Medical Physicist

Medical Physicist

Roles and responsibilities

Medical physicists are generally concerned with the application of physics to medical imaging and radiotherapy, although they may work in many other areas of healthcare.

The roles and responsibilities for clinical medical physicists vary depending upon the sub-specialty in which they are employed. However, the tasks are mainly related to the safety and performance of related equipment and computer systems.

Medical physicists are closely involved in the commissioning, calibration, safe operation and maintenance of medical systems used in radiotherapy treatment, nuclear medicine, X-ray imaging, CT scans, mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

A medical physics department may be based in either a hospital or a university and its work is likely to include research, technical development and clinical healthcare.

Source: ACPSEM and IAEA

 

Medical physicists are generally concerned with the application of physics to medical imaging and radiotherapy, although they may work in many other areas of healthcare.

The roles and responsibilities for clinical medical physicists vary depending upon the sub-specialty in which they are employed. However, the tasks are mainly related to the safety and performance of related equipment and computer systems.

Medical physicists are closely involved in the commissioning, calibration, safe operation and maintenance of medical systems used in radiotherapy treatment, nuclear medicine, X-ray imaging, CT scans, mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

A medical physics department may be based in either a hospital or a university and its work is likely to include research, technical development and clinical healthcare.

Source: ACPSEM and IAEA

 

Undergraduate Courses To Become

Medical Physicist

Recommended major/s to pursue this career

Other relevant majors include:
International Students

Medical Physics

International students may wish to enrol in Master of Medical Physics
International Students
Postgraduate Courses To Become

Medical Physicist

Coursework courses to pursue this career

Postgraduate study is required for this occupation.
Relevant courses include:
Postgraduate Courses To Become

Medical Physicist

Research courses to pursue this career

Research study is required for this occupation.