What is Medical Physics
Medical Physics is a branch of applied physics which employs physical concepts for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
It is not a new discipline; it is only in recent times emerging as a highly recognisable and valued area in medicine. Since the discovery of X-rays by Roentgen in 1895 and Becquerel’s discovery of radioactivity in 1898, medical physics has been a catalyst in the development of modern medicine.
Medical Physics has four main specialised areas which are