The Department of Medical Physics co-operates closely with Radiation Therapy Oncologists, Nuclear Medicine Physicians and Radiologists, on a daily basis. The principle tasks of the department can be separated into three areas: (i) quality control; (ii) optimisation; and (iii) research and development.
i. It is critical that all medical equipment (both hardware and software) is functioning optimally and the Medical Physics team follow international guidelines (AAPM, EANM, IPEM) for the recommended tests and their periodicity.
ii. All patient treatments and diagnostic tests are optimised to minimise the exposure to ionising radiation, without compromising quality. The Department also ensures compliance with state radiation protection regulations for personnel, patients and the general public.