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Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

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Radioisotope Physics

We provide scientific and technical support to radioisotope related services throughout the Trust and at Swindon Hospital.

This support includes:

  • Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Laboratories
  • Theatres.

We also provide physics support to a large number of clinical trials.

We support a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, including:

  • two PET/CT systems
  • two diagnostic SPECT/CT systems
  • three further SPECT Gamma cameras including a dedicated cardiac camera,
  • a full range of radioisotope equipment supporting these services.

We manage and undertake the Quality Assurance Programme for the various radioisotope related equipment used within the Trust.

As well as a wide range of diagnostic tests, we support the provision of a broad range of routine and advanced radionuclide therapies within our dedicated unsealed source treatment suites.
The group leads the provision of radiation protection support to all Trust departments using radionuclides. We oversee the Trust's use of radionuclides to ensure compliance with Ionising Radiations, Ionising Radiation Medical Exposures, Environmental and Transport Regulations.

Additionally, we oversee and apply on behalf of the practitioners and sites for ARSAC licence applications.

The group is also heavily involved in collaborative research.


Training our group provides:

  • IRR17 and IRMER17 as applied to Radioisotopes
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Transport Regulations
  • Emergency procedures for radioactive substances
  • FRCR lecturing for radiology registrars
  • Postgraduate and undergraduate lecturing for the University of Oxford
  • PTP/STP/HSST training (accredited training department)
  • Clinical Technologist Training (accredited training department)

Find us and contact us

Radiation Physics and Protection
Level 2, Cancer and Haematology Centre
Churchill Hospital