Medical physics, what’s physics got to do with medicine anyway?

JamieTrapp

Dr Jamie Trapp, Queensland University of Technology
Note that this colloquium will be held in 07-222 (Parnell Building) at 3pm.
There are numerous challenges in medicine which require the knowledge and specialist training of a physicist. For example, radiotherapy photon fields which are produced by electron linear accelerators have properties which change significantly when the field size becomes less than about 2cm in width, and the cause of these changes needs to be understood if high doses of radiation are to be delivered to humans. This presentation will give a brief introduction to the field of medical physics, followed by some of the research challenges facing medical physics.

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