Mission statement

Medical Physics Experts will contribute to maintaining and improving the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of healthcare services through patient-oriented activities requiring expert action, involvement or advice regarding the specification, selection, acceptance testing, commissioning, quality assurance/control and optimised clinical use of medical radiological devices and regarding patient risks from associated ionising radiations including radiation protection, installation design and surveillance, and the prevention of unintended or accidental exposures; all activities will be based on current best evidence or own scientific research when the available evidence is not sufficient. The scope includes risks to volunteers in biomedical research, carers and comforters.

The medical physicist forms part of a multi-disciplinary team of clinical stakeholders whose responsibility is to provide critical scientific advice on the physical concepts and technology that underpin the radiology, nuclear medical and radiotherapeutic services while ensuring that the well-being, interests, and dignity of patients are promoted and safeguarded at all times.



[30 January 2019] Message from the President