Danish Society for Medical Physics

Danish Society for Medical Physics is a scientific community related to the application of radiation in the diagnostic and therapeutic areas in health care. The society represents the group of hospital physicists in the hospital departments utilising ionising radiation, i.e. the areas of radiation oncology, x-ray diagnostics and nuclear medicine.

History

Danish Society for Medical Physics was founded in the autumn of 1981. In the years before some of the important international organisations for medical physics were founded, first The International Organisation for Medical Physics (IOMP) in 1963 and later The European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) in 1980. This increased the need of a more direct and formalised contact to these organisations, and as a consequence many countries (including Denmark) founded their own medical physics societies and enroled in the corporate work in EFOMP.

The aim for the Danish Society for Medical Physics is to represent the interests of the three main branches in medical physics in Denmark:

  • Therapetic oncology
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine

Even though the branches are recognised as unique specialities with respect to educational requirements and professional responsabilities there are common interests which makes it logical to unite the eforts in one society.

Contact

The society can be contacted using the email address bestyrelse@dsmf.org.