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Description of research and teaching

Researchers of medical physics is engaged in academic research, teaching and clinical physics support services. Medical physics is a branch of applied physics encompassing concepts, principles and methodology of physical sciences to medicine in clinics. Primarily, medical physics seeks to develop efficient and safe diagnosis and treatment methods for human diseases with highest quality assurance protocols. In Finland most medical physicists have the licensed profession of a hospital physicist.

Department of Physics has started an education program for Hospital Physicists in 1995. The program was updated in spring 2010. Hospital Physicist is a necessary expert in medical usage of radiation as required in the statute of the medical usage of radiation (423/2000). The specialist training of Hospital Physicist is defined in the statute of the University degree system (464/1998) and the modification for the statute of the examinations pertaining to the humanities and the natural sciences (834/2000).

Related sites

International: http://www.iomp.org, http://www.efomp.org, http://www.aapm.org, /http://www.iec.org, /http://www.icrp.org, /http://www.unscear.org, /http://www.icru.org, /http://rpop.iaea.org, /International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine  

Finnish: http://www.hus.fi/default.asp?path=1,28,824,2050,4415,21845, http://www.stuk.fi/http://www.sairaalafyysikot.fi, /http://www.boneca.fi, http://physicomedicae.fi

Fields of Science

  • 114 Physical sciences
  • medical physics
  • bnct
  • dosimetry
  • medical imaging
  • nuclear medicine
  • radiology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
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