Medical Physics

Medical physics is the application of physics to medicine or healthcare. While broad in scope, the field of medical physics is typically concentrated in three main categories: radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, and nuclear medicine. The field specializes in the use of physical phenomenon such as ionizing radiation (x-rays and gamma rays), ultrasound, and magnetic resonance to help diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions. Clinical medical physicists ensure that these physical phenomenon are utlized safely and effectively in hospital settings, and medical physicists are also involved in research and education. This section of the website is meant to help you learn medical physics by providing tutorials, practice problems, labs and applications.

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