Medical Physics provides an important clinical service by optimizing the image quality of diagnostic examinations, imaging protocols, and radionuclide therapy. All equipment is tested by board certified physicists, and commissioned prior to performing any clinical examinations.
Our principal activities are as follows:
(a) Assessment of the technological aspects of diagnostic imaging equipment to help identify and recommend the most appropriate choice to take care of our patients.
(b) Commissioning newly installed equipment to ensure that the image quality, as well as the amount of radiation used to create the images, are appropriate.
(c) Working closely with our radiologist colleagues to determine how imaging equipment should be used to obtain the best possible images, whilst using the lowest amount of radiation that is compatible with the required diagnostic image quality.
(d) Estimating radiation dose to patients and advising them about the likely effects of radiation exposure.
(e) Assessing imaging equipment and procedures on a regular basis as required by state, federal, and other regulatory organizations, to ensure that we obtain diagnostic quality images in a safe manner.
(f) Serve as an in-house resource for information on radiation related issues.
Eugene Mah M.Sc., ABR