Medical physicists work in radiation and oncology departments of medical facilities and perform administrative, clinical, and supervisory work. They also provide technical expertise regarding the physics of radiation-producing equipment, performance-testing and commissioning, and radiation safety and protection. There is much interaction with other areas of the medical center, and other medical centers entirely, with a full complement of physics equipment including beam scanners and IMRT validation instruments.
Medical Physicist Tasks
Direct testing and monitoring of radioactive equipment to protect the patient from excessive radiation exposure.
Collaborate with other scientists in the design, development, and testing of experimental, industrial, or medical equipment, instrumentation, and procedures.
Analyze data from research conducted to detect and measure physical phenomena.
Perform complex calculations as part of the analysis and evaluation of data, using computers.