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|Author(s):||Lisa R. Karam;|
|Title:||Measurement Traceability in Medical Physics|
|Published:||January 01, 2014|
|Abstract:||Medical physics, the joining of physics with healthcare, requires a level of quality assurance beyond many applications of the physical sciences. Always the health, and often the life, of the patient depends on the precise and accurate implementation of potentially dangerous tools such as ionizing radiation (x rays, electromagnetic radiation, radionuclides), the control of which is necessary for both efficacy and safety. A key approach to assuring this necessary control is through measurement or metrological traceability.|
|Pages:||pp. 2 - 4|
|Keywords:||dosimetry, medical imaging, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, uncertainties|
|Research Areas:||Medical Physics, Radiation Physics|
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0971-6203.125470 (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)|