Medical Physics: forming and testing solutions to clinical problems

Tsapaki, Viginia and Bayford, Richard ORCID: (2015) Medical Physics: forming and testing solutions to clinical problems. Physica Medica, 31 (7) . pp. 738-740. ISSN 1120-1797 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2015.05.017)

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According to the European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) policy statement No. 13, “The rapid advance in the use of highly sophisticated equipment and procedures in the medical field increasingly depends on information and communication technology. In spite of the fact that the safety and quality of such technology is vigorously tested before it is placed on the market, it often turns out that the safety and quality is not sufficient when used under hospital working conditions. To improve safety and quality for patient and users, additional safeguards and related monitoring, as well as measures to enhance quality, are required. Furthermore a large number of accidents and incidents happen every year in hospitals and as a consequence a number of patients die or are injured. Medical Physicists are well positioned to contribute towards preventing these kinds of events”. The newest developments related to this increasingly important medical speciality were presented during the 8th European Conference of Medical Physics 2014 which was held in Athens, 11–13 September 2014 and hosted by the Hellenic Association of Medical Physicists (HAMP) in collaboration with the EFOMP and are summarized in this issue.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences > Biophysics and Bioengineering group
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