Medical physicists are health care professionals with specialized training in the medical applications of physics. A qualified medical physicist must have completed the minimum training requirements for medical physics, which are subject to national or regional regulations. They include:
- Academic training in physics and medical physics;
- Adequate supervised clinical training in an appropriate hospital environment.
The work of a Medical Physicist involves the use of radioisotopes, x-rays, ultrasound, magnetic and electric fields in diagnosis and therapy. Most medical physicists work in hospital diagnostic imaging departments, cancer treatment facilities, or hospital-based research establishments. Others work in the universities.