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Medical Physics and Imaging Technology is found in clinical work as well as in research and development. It looks at the ways in which we can Medical Physics and Imaging Technology is found in clinical work as well as in research and development.

Medical Physics and Imaging Technology also looks at ways in which we can optimise non-invasive medical devices for clinical use. For example, a Medical Physicist may look at how the machines we use in radiology to diagnose and treat disease could be designed to be more effective, efficient, and how medical devices can be designed to be non-invasive, i.e. so they do not penetrate the skin.

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  • Though Medical Imaging machines are said to be non-invasive because they do not penetrate the skin, they are actually quite invasive in terms of the electromagnetic and radiation levels they give off. As a Medical Physics and Imaging Technology major you will be looking at the theory and practice behind how these devices operate, how they are applied in a clinical setting and how they can be improved.
  • You may also look at theories in Biology and Physiology – the study of how and why living organisms work – in order to better understand how to apply your knowledge of Medical Physics and Imaging Technology.