The Section of Medical Physics includes programs in image quality assurance, radiation safety of new equipment, selection advice, education in safe and effective uses of radiation and other related issues.
The Section is a leader in the field in conducting more exhaustive testing of radiation equipment than most facilities, and it has one of the largest Medical Physics staffs in the country.
- Assistance with meeting federal, state and local requirements for testing, and total quality services, including accreditation in ultrasound, magnetic resonance, computed tomography and mammography. Assistance is also offered in complying with all Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations guidelines, American College of Radiology and other voluntary guidelines. Members of Medical Physics also frequently interact with the Ohio Department of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- Periodic review of radiology policy manuals, assistance in codifying procedures, and initiating and updating quality assurance log books.
- Direct telephone, FAX and e-mail communication to board-certified medical physicists and other radiology service support personnel.
- Occasional patient consultations on issues of the risks of radiation in their diagnostic and treatment plan.
Medical Physics has an active educational mission. The training services it provides include in-services for X-ray technicians on the safe use of radiation technology and teaching radiology residents about the physics of radiology.
Members are active in numerous national organizations, including the American Association for Physicists in Medicine and the American College of Radiology.