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Medical Physicist Diagnostic Radiological Physics

Description:

Diagnostic radiological physics which is the branch of medical physics relating to the diagnostic application of radiation, the analysis and interpretation of image quality, performance measurements and calibration of equipment associated with the production and use of such radiation, the analysis and interpretation of measurements associated with the production and use of such radiation, the analysis and interpretation of measurements associated with patient doses and exposures, and the radiation safety aspects associated with the production and use of such radiation.

Licensing Requirements:

Most licensed medical physicists have a master's or doctoral degree in medical physics, physics, another physical science, mathematics, or engineering. Licensed medical physicists without a master's or higher degree have at least 15 years of experience in each specialty area in which they are licensed. All have study or experience or both in radiation protection, radiation biology, dosimetry, and instrumentation. And, all have experience in each specialty area in which they are licensed.

Fees:

The fee for licensure in the first specialty is $495 with an additional fee of $370 for each additional specialty.
The fee for a limited permit is $60 for each specialty.

Licensing Issued:

In 2018, there were 11 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 7 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2020, there were 103 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Committee for Medical Physics
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Press 1 then Ext. 560
Fax: (518) 486-4846
Email: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification:

19-1042 - Medical Scientists, except Epidemiologists
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Additional Information:

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine
1631 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (571) 298-1300
Fax: (571) 298-1301
E-mail: [email protected]

Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/28/20.

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