Division of Medical Physics​

 

The Medical Physics Division renders services to the Divisions of Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. These services include dose measurements and dose calculations for patients, quality assurance of radiation producing equipment, radiation protection of staff and members of the public and training of postgraduate students and radiography students.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Measurement of ionising radiation
  • Optimisation of nuclear medicine images
  • Radiation Oncology patient treatment planning
  • Teaching of medical physics and radiological physics
  • Manufacturing of immobilisation masks for radiation oncology patients
  • Radiation protection skills relating to the ESCOM Tygerberg Radiation Casualty Facility (TRCF)
  • Brachytherapy Dosimetry