Medical Physics Expert Witnesses
Experienced physicists for malpractice and injury cases
Medical physics is the application of physics concepts, theories, and methods to medicine. A medical physicist is a healthcare professional who specializes in applying the principles of physics to the field of medicine. Medical physicists work in various areas of healthcare, such as radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, and nuclear medicine, among others.
Medical physicists in the United States must have a graduate degree in medical physics (master’s or Ph.D.) from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). They must also complete a CAMPEP-accredited residency program. Board Certification for medical physicists is provided by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP).
The role of a medical physicist as an expert witness
In medical malpractice matters, medical physicists are frequently called upon for their expertise in nuclear medicine, radiology, or radiation oncology. They can testify regarding radiation safety, radioactive material calibrations, detector measurements, and other matters related to the use of radiation in medicine. They can also identify errors or malfunctions in medical equipment and interpret medical images such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans. Medical physicists can also serve as expert witnesses in cases involving other forms of radiation exposure, such as occupational exposure.
Legal cases involving radiation exposure and malpractice in radiation treatment are often complex and hard-fought. The right expert witness can make a dramatic difference. Rieback Medical-Legal Consultants has been working with many of America’s finest medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys for decades, and we will serve as an integral part of your team from start to finish. If you need a Board-Certified medical physicist as a consultant or expert witness, contact us today for a free case summary review.