Medical Physics: History, Profession, Science & Practice

Lectures & Discussions

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Date 
Friday, January 25, 2019
Time 
Room Information
110
Campus Location

In “Medical Physics: A Brief Discussion of the History, Profession, Science & Practice,” Martin Weinhous, a professor from Cleveland State University, discusses opportunities in the field of medical physics, at 3:30 p.m. in Olin 114, on Friday, Jan. 25.

Abstract: From its inception in 1895, medical physics was a “stealthy” subfield of physics. There were few practitioners, and little was known about their contributions to diagnosis and care. Entry into the profession was by haphazard on-the-job training. From around the late 50’s the subfield blossomed thanks to advances in the physics and technologies applied to diagnosis and treatment. Today medical physics is an extremely valuable and active scientific and clinical field with thousands of practitioners in several of its own subfields. Medical physics provides an underappreciated opportunity for the professional advancement of physics majors and minors. These and related topics will be discussed in this colloquium.

Posted Date 
Friday, January 25, 2019

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