The Application of Physics in Medicine


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What is medical physics?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a branch of medical physics?

2. Which branch of medical physics do ultrasound scans fall under?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your ability to explain medical physics will be tested in this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be asked to distinguish between different branches of medical physics and to explain the purpose of an MRI scanner.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to check your ability to:

  • Define medical physics
  • Identify the branches of medical physics
  • Distinguish between the branches of medical physics
  • Explain the purpose of an MRI scanner

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding nuclear imaging and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define medical physics, ultrasound, MRI, and ionizing radiation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation oncology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about treating cancer

Additional Learning

Learn more about applying physics to medicine in this interactive lesson. called The Application of Physics in Medicine. This lesson covers:

  • Defining medical physics
  • Identifying branches of medical physics
  • Identify the different methods used in diagnostic radiology