Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

3.5.11 Medical Physics Unit

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The Medical Physics Unit is a teaching and research unit concerned with the application of physics and related sciences in medicine, especially (but not exclusively) in radiation medicine, i.e., radiation oncology, medical imaging and nuclear medicine. The Unit offers an M.Sc. in Medical Radiation Physics and facilities are available for students to undertake a Ph.D. in Medical Physics through the Department of Physics.

The research interests of members of the Unit include various aspects of medical imaging, including 3D imaging, the development of new imaging modalities, and applications of imaging in radiation therapy; radiation dosimetry, especially solid state, electret and NMR systems; nuclear cardiology; and applications of radiation biology to therapy.

The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Medical Physics are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc., sponsored by The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), The American College of Medical Physics (ACMP), The American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM). See the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Calendar.

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