This is the first all-encompassing textbook designed to support trainee clinical scientists in medical physics as they start work in a hospital setting whilst undertaking an academic master’s course.

Developed by practising physicists and experienced academics using their experience of teaching trainee medical physicists, this book provides an accessible introduction to the daily tasks that clinical scientists perform in the course of their work. It bridges the gap between theory and practice, making the book also suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in other disciplines studying modules on medical physics, including those who are considering a career in medical physics through applying to the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP).


  • Provides an accessible introduction to practical medical physics within a hospital environment
  • Maps to the course content of the Scientist Training Programme in the NHS
  • Acts as a complement to the academic books often recommended for medical physics courses

chapter 1|22 pages


part I|47 pages

Non-Ionising Imaging

chapter 3|19 pages

Ultrasound Physics

part II|6 pages

Imaging and Therapy Using Ionising Radiation

part III|40 pages

Radiation Safety