The Medical Physics department includes 4 sections and the Support Team
The Support Team (Contact) is a small group who support the Medical Physics Department. Our roles are varied, and include the following:
- Administering the Medical Equipment Library – responding to requests from the wards for medical devices and maintaining stock levels of consumables.
- Administering the Clinical Engineering Helpdesk – logging faults with medical devices and ordering spare parts for repairs.
- Bone Density – booking clinics and sending out reports.
- General Administrative Support to the Medical Physics Department – processing travel claims, leave requests and course bookings.
The Radiotherapy Physics Section of the Medical Physics Department provides a range of clinical scientific and technical services, equipment commissioning, development, research, radiation protection and Medical Physics Expert advice, associated with the therapeutic use of ionizing radiation, in close collaboration with the Portsmouth Oncology Centre.
The department’s routine work is primarily divided into three areas:
Non-routine work includes:
The Radiotherapy Physics Section is accredited by BSi to the ISO9001 quality standard, and provides training of Medical Technical Officers and Clinical Scientists (IPEM part 1 and 2 training scheme).
Head of Radiotherapy Physics: Dr Tony Palmer PhD BSc MSc FIPEM CSci
Contact: Medical Physics Dept secretary 02392 286000 ext. 3706
The Radiological Sciences Group provides medical physics expertise in the fields of diagnostic radiology physics, radiation protection, MRI and imaging, lasers and UV.
The staff group is a mix of clinical scientists and clinical technologists. The group is part of an IPEM accredited training centre and hosts clinical scientists and technologists who undertake formalised training in diagnostic radiology physics and radiation protection.
The Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Medicine Physics services are based at Queen Alexandra hospital and provide a comprehensive range of services in imaging and non-imaging diagnostic tests as well as radionuclide therapy. Arrival of new technology and radiopharmaceuticals has paved the way for more advanced and dedicated technology. The departments are equipped with the state of art imaging facilities; one SPECT/CT, 2 SPECT gamma cameras, multimodality image processing, top of the range gamma and beta sample counters and a range of radionuclide calibrators.
To see more information about Nuclear Medicine Physics click here.
Diagnostic tests call: 02392 286 158
Treatments call: 02392 286 417
Clinical Engineering (CE) is responsible for maintaining medical devices used within the Trust and provides management services on other medical devices which are maintained under external contract. CE also provides training on the use of a range of medical devices and runs a Medical Equipment Library service which provides a pool of generic equipment that can be loaned for use by the wards.
The service CE provides is delivered by a team consisting of CE technicians, Equipment Library staff, Medical Device Trainers and support staff who respond to requests arising from medical device usage. This can be a fault finding and repair process, recalibration, replacement of a consumable or durable part or customer support. CE also undertakes routine planned maintenance and safety checks on the medical device, supports relevant projects and assists with device evaluations.
Please note CE does not provide a Portable Appliance Testing service.
Phone: 023 9228 6000 Extension 6101
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon to Thur: 8:00-16:30
IPEM defines Clinical Engineering as: The application of engineering and technology to analyse and provide solutions for the clinical needs of patients.
The section's work is primarily divided into five areas