The Medical Physics department has worked in a variety of research areas and teaches its own postgraduate students through research degrees.

Research Interests

There's plenty research going on. Here's a taste of some of our research areas: 

  • MRI QA
  • texture analysis
  • scanning laser ophthalmoscope image registration
  • Alzheimer's pathology analysis through MRI
  • anti-noise for MRI scanners
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound phantoms
  • Anaethetic needle discovery in Ultrasound



Although not a general teaching department serving undergraduates, Dundee Medical Physics teaches its own postgraduate students through research degrees (PhD., MSc. by thesis) and also teaches modules for other departments' courses.

Group teaching currently falls into three main areas:

Computer Aided Learning

The department oversees use of CAL packages for undergraduate medical students to learn the basics of ionising radiation used in medicine and required for their degrees.  This was originally through a standalone package called CALRAD developed in the department and launched in 1997, and now it is through a selection of R-ITI modules via e-Learning for Health with significant input from Dundee Medical Physics staff.

Professional Courses

The department occasionally teaches short professional courses in areas of expertise, for example Magnetic Resonance Imaging Quality Assurance. 

MSc. & BEng. Modules

Medical Physics provides teaching for coursework and research in  based in the University's Engineering department.