In the highly specialized field of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Physicists work closely with other health professionals, such as doctors, radiochemists, technologists and nurses and play an important role in the creation, design and implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients. In addition, Medical physic experts are responsible for checking the specifications and ensuring the quality of the specialized equipment used in the department, in order to ensure that the equipment works efficiently, in maximum performance and with patient safety.
One of the most important responsibilities of a Medical Physicist in the clinical field is the radiation protection of patients, the public and of the staff. Medical Physicists provide their science to ensure and enhance the optimal use of the department’s equipment and are responsible together with the rest of the staff for the proper work in radiotherapy and diagnostic and to control the radiation levels.
Finally, but equally importantly, medical physicists undertake the information and training of the Centre’s staff about the risks and benefits of radiation, conducting seminars on radiation protection and medical physics.