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Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering

The department employs an expert team with diverse skills who have expertise in healthcare science  including medical physicists, clinical technologists and clinical engineers . They utilise their knowledge of the physical sciences and engineering in the development , use of and quality assurance of many diagnostic tests, treatment techniques and associated medical equipment.  The department maintains close links with the Medical Physics Group, University of Sheffield.

Audiological Scientist performs hearing tests on patient

Audiological Science                                                                                                 Audiological Science is responsible for treating people with hearing and balance difficulties and provides scientific and clinical input to Audiology Services in Sheffield, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. The department also includes the "Sheffield Hearing and Learning Impairment Service" which offers bespoke audiological assessment and management for adults with intellectual impairment.

Clinical Engineering

The Clinical Engineering section provide Medical Device Innovation, Clinical Service Development and Medical Equipment Management services for Trusts and Community Services in the Sheffield and surrounding area

Workshop Technologist using a milling machine for bespoke medical equipment
Physicist and radiographer perform QA tests on MRI scanner
MR Physics

The Magnetic Resonance Physics service provides advice and services to protect both staff and patients, to ensure optimal image quality and to assist clinical service development

Nuclear Medicine

The administration of small amounts of radioactive material for the diagnosis and treatment of disease

Nuclear Medicine (isotope) scan showing uptake in the heart
Technologist performs calibration on radiation monitor
Radiation Protection & Diagnostic Radiology

A team of scientists and technologists provide advice and practical assistance to users of Ionising and Non-Ionising Radiation. Services include the provision of guidance on legislation and radiation equipment examination, calibration and quality assurance.

Radiosurgery Physics

Provides scientific and technical support for Gamma Knife treatments in the National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Technologists calibrate a Gamma Knife radiosurgery unit
Physicist and Technologist perform calibration of a radiotherapy treatment machine
Radiotherapy Physics

A team of scientists and engineers provide scientific support to the Radiotherapy Department at Weston Park Hospital, and is managed seperately from Medical Physics.   Radiotherapy Physics can be contacted on 0114 226 5170.

Scientific Computing & Informatics

The Scientific Computing and Imaging Informatics group aim to improve the utility and quality of the computer technology used in clinical and medical research environments. Activities include clinical systems development, clinical systems integration and managing one of the trusts Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). We specialise in the use of open source software within the clinical domain and have deployed a number of systems based on best of breed free and open source software (FOSS).

Computer scientist developing tests on computer screen to ensure it is suitable for display of medical images
Ultrasound & NIR

The scientific ultrasound service provides advice on scanner specification & clinical service development and partakes in clinical research projects. The Service also undertakes quality assurance testing and pre-acceptance testing of new equipment.

For users of Non Ionising Radiation eg Lasers or UV, services are provided to protect both staff and patients. Quality assurance services are also available.

University of Sheffield - Medical Physics Group

A multidisciplinary team with a background in physics, engineering, mathematics and computer science. The group has contributed strongly to the development of the concept of the Virtual Physiological Human. The team aims to develop predictive tools that will be used to improve clinical diagnosis and treatment and contribute to the development of improved clinical devices.

Careers and Training

The department is an accredited training centre for Healthcare Scientists (Clinical Scientists), Clinical Technologists and Practitioners under both IPEM and Modernising Scientific Careers training programmes.



Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering is a department within
the Medical Imaging and Medical Physics Directorate at
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Fountation Trust



Clinical Director
Dr Matthew Bull


Scientific Director
Prof Wendy Tindale OBE











Medical Physics button to send e-mail with a Medical Physics enquiry Tel: 0114 271 2688