What is a medical physicist?

Medical physicists are clinician scientists who usually specialize in either diagnostic or therapeutic radiological physics. In the diagnostic setting, medical physicists contribute to the effectiveness of radiological imaging procedures by ensuring high image quality obtained safely, and the development of improved imaging techniques and technologies. In the therapeutic setting, medical physicists work in radiation oncology and contribute to the development, optimization, and quality control of therapeutic delivery techniques. They collaborate with radiation oncologists to design treatment plans and monitor equipment and procedures to ensure that patients receive the prescribed dose of radiation to the intended location.

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