Radiation Oncology/Physics

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Physical Review[edit | edit source]

Review of Modern Physics:


The study of Radiation Physics can be divided into three parts:

Physics of Biomedical Engineering[edit | edit source]

Physics of Diagnostic Radiology[edit | edit source]

Physics of Nuclear Medicine[edit | edit source]

Physics of Radiation Therapy[edit | edit source]

Physics of Nuclear Engineering[edit | edit source]

  • Nuclear engineering, the field of engineering that deals with the science and application of nuclear and radiation processes
    • These processes include the release, control, and utilization of nuclear energy and the production and use of radiation and radioactive materials for applications in research, industry, medicine, and national security
  • Nuclear engineering is based on fundamental principles of physics and mathematics that describe nuclear interactions and the transport of neutrons and gamma rays
    • These phenomena in turn are dependent on heat transfer, fluid flow, chemical reactions, and behaviour of materials when subjected to radiation
  • Nuclear engineering is therefore inherently a multifaceted discipline, relying on several branches of physics, and, like the aerospace industry, it relies to a large extent on modeling and simulation for the design and analysis of complex systems that are too large and expensive to be tested

Branches of nuclear engineering