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Terms

Use:

  • Cancer -- Radiotherapy
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Electron beams -- Therapeutic use
  • Fast neutrons -- Physiological effect
  • Fast neutrons -- Therapeutic use
  • Heavy particles (Nuclear physics) -- Physiological effect
  • Heavy particles (Nuclear physics) -- Therapeutic use
  • Imaging systems in medicine
  • Ionizing -- Safety measures
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Lasers
  • Medical physics
  • Microwaves
  • Nonionising radiation -- Physiological effect
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Nuclear physics
  • Radiation -- Measurement -- Instruments -- Congresses
  • Radiation -- Physiological effect
  • Radiation -- Safety measures
  • Radiation dosimetry -- Congresses
  • Radiosurgery
  • Radiotherapy


Related Terms:

  • Biological physics
  • Bionics
  • Biophysics
  • Health physics
  • Health radiation physics
  • Lasers in biophysics
  • Medical radiation physics
  • Medical radiology
  • Radiation therapy physics
  • Radiobiology
  • Radiotherapy physics
  • Radiology
  • Radiology, Medical

Title

Medical Physics

Scope Note

“Medical physics refers to two major areas : the applications of physics to the function of the human body in health and disease and the applications of physics in the practice of medicine”
(Source: Medical physics. John R. Cameron and James G. Skofronick. R 895 C34 1978

Medical physics is “the application of physics to medicine, encompassing techniques such as radiotherapy”. 
(Source : The New Penguin dictionary of Science. Q123 .N48 2004)

“Medical physics is the application of experimental and theoretical physics techniques to medical diagnosis and treatment.” It involves “the use of ionising radiations in both diagnostic and therapeutic applications”. 
(Source: http://newton.ex.ac.uk/research/biomedical/)

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