Medical physics

Our medical physics department offers a range of services for patients including assessment of deep vein thrombosis, specialised scans, and support for radiotherapy in cancer care.

Our team includes clinical scientists, clinical engineers, clinical technologists, radiographers, dosimetrists, medical, nursing and administrative staff. We work with colleagues at the Trust and the University of Southampton, and customers throughout the South East region and beyond.

Scientific services

We offer scientific services including radiation protection advice and measurement and laser protection advice to UHS and other organisations.


Members of our department publish and present research at national and international meetings. We have excellent links with the faculties of medicine, health and biological sciences, and science and engineering at the University of Southampton, and work on many projects together. We also sponsor several members of staff for part-time postgraduate research. Our department has academic status within the University, with joint honorary appointments available to members of staff.

Education and training

We provide training for medical physicists and clinical technologists. Members of our department are also involved in teaching courses including laser safety, physics for radiologists, transcranial Doppler ultrasound and (in conjunction with the University of Southampton) teaching for undergraduate medical physics students.