Ph.D., Dip.R.P., FCCPM
Chief Medical Physicist & Principal NERMPI
Medical Physicists are Scientists in health care delivering specialized physics and technology services to Radiation Oncology, Neuro Surgery, Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging, and Nuclear Imaging specialties. International Labour Organisation has given a unique identity to the Medical Physicist profession considering their role in the practice of modern medicine. International Atomic Energy Agency has established standards and practices for this profession to ensure safe practices for the application of radiation in medicine.
The Medical Physics team at CIHSR caters to the scientific, technological, and regulatory needs of the hospital by delivering expert medical physics services for radiation therapy and diagnostic radiology, radiation safety, radiation dosimetry, quality assurance, research, education, and training.
Medical Physicists are responsible for the design and safe administration of radiation treatments by ensuring the quality and accuracy of radiation therapy treatments as per national and international protocols. They design radiation therapy treatment plans (VMAT, IMRT, etc.), patient-specific quality assurance procedures, and dosimetry for each patient as well as delivering consultations to radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, and other specialists to ensure safe and accurate radiation treatment and diagnosis.
Medical Physicists are responsible for the planning, configuration, technology evaluation, and commissioning of new radiation equipment as well as leading the assessment and implementation of new technologies and protocols in healthcare.
Medical Physicists at our hospital are involved in delivering specialized services to radiation therapy, radiology imaging, surgery, ortho, and dental services. They also play an important role in the licensing and regulatory framework of the hospital by ensuring safe practices of radiation in medicine as per the existing national and international guidelines. One of the Medical Physics specialists also serves as the Radiation Safety Officer of the hospital and reports to the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Govt. of India.