Medical Physics is primarily an applied branch of physics and deals with the
application of physical principles to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. It
encompasses those branches of medical physics that are generally referred to as
therapeutic medical physics, diagnostic medical physics, medical nuclear physics,
radiation protection and the combined field of medical physics.
According to the revised definition provided by International Organization for Medical
Physicists “Medical Physicists apply knowledge and methodology of science of
physics to all aspects of medicine, to conduct research, develop or improve theories
and address problems related to diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of human
disease. They are directly involved with patients and people with disabilities.”
Medical physicists are health care professionals with specialized training in the
medical applications of physics.