The North Wales Medical Physics Department provides a comprehensive range of scientific and technical services to support the treatment of patients.
Physicists, engineers and technicians offer services ranging from managing thousands of items of highly specialised medical equipment, to providing specialist advice on the safe use of radiation, and providing essential physics support for radiotherapy treatments for patients with cancer.
The physical scientists who work in medical physics and engineering may be physicists, engineers, applied mathematicians or computer scientists.
Although their education and training are different from those of doctors, they are still intimately involved in assessing and treating illness and disability.
A mixture of research, development and routine services to patients is usually involved. Physical scientists work in many different medical fields. Many are concerned with nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, radiology and various aspects of physiological monitoring and investigation.