Find out about the work CMPE do with radiation protection
Optical radiation is used in healthcare to treat a wide variety of conditions including neonatal jaundice, psoriasis and skin cancers and to perform laser surgery.
The team of clinical scientists, medical physicists and clinical technologists at CMPE provide advice and clinical support to departments working with these technologies to ensure that patients are treated effectively and the risks to staff are minimised. Our principal clinical areas of work are:
Hospitals may use sources of optical radiation for illumination, diagnosis, therapy, research and development and non-clinical applications, e.g. theatre lighting, laser imaging, and sterilisation. We can advise on these devices also. We can provide detailed safety assessments for the optical hazards of these and other intense light sources as covered by the Control of Artificial Optical Radiation (AOR) Regulations (2010).
This service covers the following areas of expertise:
The group is active in research and development in a number of non-ionising radiation topics and also provides support for clinical research projects utilising non-ionising radiation.
Staff actively participate in a range of professional matters ranging from refereeing scientific papers, presenting and attending at national and international conferences to providing advice to national and international bodies.
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