What do our members do? 

From treating cancer patients to cutting edge research on the effects of mobile phone use, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering applied to medicine covers a whole range of subjects which require specialist knowledge and training. 

There are several main job areas within the profession and these jobs can be in
Universities and Research
and hospital healthcare, both in the NHS and private hospitals.


Biomedical Engineering Clinical Engineering Clinical Technology  Medical Physics

People specialise in different fields of work and research.  Some are leading edge research, some very technically, some are more patient focused and all of them aim at making a positive difference to patients' diagnosis and treatment.  See also our special section on apprentices.

Click on the areas below to find out more ...

Clinical Computing 

Physiological Measurement 

Clinical Engineering

Radiation Protection

Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Diagnostic Radiology

Rehabilitation Engineering & Biomechanics

Nuclear Medicine

Ultrasound and non-ionising Radiation


If you have any specific questions about one of the subjects please contact us at the IPEM National Office and we will put you in touch with one of our members.

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