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Medical Physics

Medical physics (also called biomedical physics, medical biophysics or applied physics in medicine) is, generally speaking, the application of physics concepts, theories and methods to medicine or healthcare. Medical physics departments may be found in hospitals or universities.

Light is a fundamental feature of our life’s, but when the nature of light is questioned every rational person thinks they know the answer. Even the great mind of Albert Einstein did not know the full answer. He wrote “all...
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When people talk about Radiation, they often describe a substance that is scary, dangerous, and not well understood.  This is generally a fair assumption. You can’t see, hear, taste, feel, or smell radiation, yet is large doses it can be...
How are Physics and Radiotherapy Related?   So what does physics have to do with radiotherapy, and for that matter what does physics have to do with medicine? Isn’t physics done at high tech laboratories such as the large hadron...
There are many great professionals in Radiotherapy, each as important as the next. Each have their own tasks and specialties, and all come together to provide precise radiotherapy for cancer patients. A true unique multidisciplinary team of professionals. So what...
We can’t feel, see, hear, smell, or taste it!   Ionizing Radiation is strange! It’s not like many other things we come into contact in our day to day lives. We can’t hear it, we can’t see it, we can’t...
Who and what are these professionals known as medical physicists? Generally speaking, Medical Physics is a profession that deals with applying physics into medicine. There are many physics concepts applied in many areas of medicine, whether it be diagnostics, intervention...
So this is going to be a brief run down on Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy. Radiation Oncology is a medical specialty which uses radiation in a controlled way to cure cancer. Sometimes it is also used to reduce pain and...