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.
Citation: Medical Physics
Pub Type: Journals
dosimetry, medical imaging, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, uncertainties