Radiation Oncology/Physics


Physical ReviewEdit

Review of Modern Physics:


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

Physics of Biomedical EngineeringEdit

Physics of Diagnostic RadiologyEdit

Physics of Nuclear MedicineEdit

Physics of Radiation TherapyEdit

Physics of Nuclear EngineeringEdit

  • 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