Radiation Oncology/Physics

Physical Review edit

Review of Modern Physics:

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

Physics of Biomedical Engineering edit

Physics of Diagnostic Radiology edit

Physics of Nuclear Medicine edit

Physics of Radiation Therapy edit

Physics of Nuclear Engineering edit

  • 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

Radiation in Research edit