Scope of Practice

Medical physicists are health care professionals with specialized training in the medical applications of physics. Their work involves the safe use of x-rays, radioactive materials, ultrasound, magnetic and electric fields, radiofrequency waves, infrared and ultraviolet light, heat and lasers in medical diagnosis and therapy. Most medical physicists in Canada work in cancer treatment facilities, hospital diagnostic imaging departments, or hospital-based research establishments. Others work in universities, government and industry.

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