Joint Department of Physics
The mission of the Joint Department of Physics, which spans both The Royal Marsden hospital and The Institute of Cancer Research, is to develop and apply techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Within The Royal Marsden, the major roles of the Department are to provide support for the clinical activities of radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and radiology and to manage a radiation protection service.
Within the ICR, the Department pursues a research and postgraduate teaching programme. Major research areas include conformal and stereotactic radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiotherapy, radiopharmaceutical development, biologically targeted radionuclide therapy, high-focused ultrasound therapy, ultrasound and x-ray imaging, detector development and diagnostic imaging.
The Joint Department of Physics conducts research into physics as applied to medicine and then acts as the translator of this research into clinical practice.