Medical Physics

Volunteer with RAD-AID Medical Physics

RAD-AID Physicist volunteer with RAD-AID Grenada; consulting on room design and radiation safety

Medical physics is a practice dedicated to improving quality and safety in radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. The aims of the RAD-AID Medical Physics program are to:

  • Provide didactic training in radiation safety and MRI safety
  • Help to develop sustainable quality assurance programs in order to maintain high quality procedures and ensure the ongoing safety of patients, staff, and the general public
  • Help to assess and modify existing protocols and help with new protocol development
  • Assess existing radiation shielding and advise on new shielding design, implementation, and verification
  • Help to ensure compliance with local regulations concerning radiation exposure and quality control
  • Advise on the purchasing of new medical imaging and radiation therapy systems and aid in their acceptance testing and commissioning
  • Serve as a bridge between the different disciplines within radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine

Volunteers from all disciplines are welcome to join the RAD-AID Medical Physics program and participate in the above objectives. For questions, please email arubinstein@rad-aid.org.

Program Manager of RAD-AID Medical Physics, Ashley Rubinstein, volunteering with RAD-AID Morocco and teaching about CT dose optimization