Medical physicist

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The medical physicist is a professional who applies the principles and methods of physics in medicine, in the areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment, in order to ensure the quality of services provided and the prevention of risks to the patients, and members of the public in general. The medical physicist plays a fundamental role in all fields of application of physics to medicine, but particularly in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The scientific and technological progress in medical physics has been huge and led to a series of consequences that require the integration of different skills. The "medical services" provided to patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic treatments, must therefore be the result of different but complementary skills.[1]

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  1. ^ Guibelalde E., Christofides S., Caruana C. J., Evans S. van der Putten W. (2012). Guidelines on the Medical Physics Expert' a project funded by the European Commission

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