This is the first all-encompassing textbook designed to support trainee clinical scientists in medical physics as they start work in a hospital setting whilst undertaking an academic master’s course.
Developed by practising physicists and experienced academics using their experience of teaching trainee medical physicists, this book provides an accessible introduction to the daily tasks that clinical scientists perform in the course of their work. It bridges the gap between theory and practice, making the book also suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in other disciplines studying modules on medical physics, including those who are considering a career in medical physics through applying to the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP).
- Provides an accessible introduction to practical medical physics within a hospital environment
- Maps to the course content of the Scientist Training Programme in the NHS
- Acts as a complement to the academic books often recommended for medical physics courses
Table of Contents
Part 1 Non-ionising Imaging
Chapter 1. Introduction
D. Peet, E. Chung, J. Mangat, and J. Cowe
Chapter 2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Physics
Chapter 3. Ultrasound Physics
E. Chung and J. Janus
Part 2 Imaging and Therapy using Ionising Radiation
Chapter 4. Diagnostic Imaging using X-rays
E. Davies, R. Farley and D. Peet
Chapter 5. Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Therapy
D. Towey, L. Rowley and D. Peet
Chapter 6. Radiotherapy Physics
A. Wynn-Jones, C. Reddy, J. Gittins, P. Baker, A. Mason, and G. Jolliffe
Part 3 Radiation Safety
Chapter 7. Radiation Safety
E. Davies, R. Raynor, A. Chowdhury and D. Peet
Debbie Peet is the Head of Medical Physics in the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. She has worked in the NHS for nearly 40 years as a Clinical Scientist in all disciplines but has specialised in Radiation Safety and Diagnostic Radiology Physics for over 25 of them. She has an interest in facility design in Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine including PET/CT and has published several book chapters on these topics.
Emma Chung is a Lecturer in Medical Physics within the University of Leicester Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. She is a registered NHS Clinical Scientist specialising in ultrasound physics and is currently External Examiner for Imperial College London's MSc in Medical Ultrasound. Emma has worked jointly within the NHS and academia since 2004 and has been the recipient of numerous research awards. Throughout her career, Emma has been active in supporting the academic advancement of Clinical Scientist and encouraging students from all backgrounds to consider a career in Medical Physics.