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Brief histories of medical physics in Asia-Oceania

Round, W. H., Jafari, S, Kron, T, Azhari, H A, Chhom, S, Hu, Y, Mauldon, G F, Cheung, K Y, Kuppusamy, T, Pawiro, S A , Lubis, L E, Soejoko, D S, Haryanto, F, Endo, M, Han, Y, Suh, T S, Ng, K H, Luvsan-Ish, A, Maung, S O, Chaurasia, P P, Jafri, S M A, Farrukh, S, Peralta, A, Toh, H J, Sarasanandarajah, S, Shiau, A C, Krisanachinda, A, Suriyapee, S, Vinijsorn, S and Nguyen, T C (2015) Brief histories of medical physics in Asia-Oceania Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 38 (3). pp. 381-398.

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The history of medical physics in Asia-Oceania goes back to the late nineteenth century when X-ray imaging was introduced, although medical physicists were not appointed until much later. Medical physics developed very quickly in some countries, but in others the socio-economic situation as such prevented it being established for many years. In others, the political situation and war has impeded its development. In many countries their medical physics history has not been well recorded and there is a danger that it will be lost to future generations. In this paper, brief histories of the development of medical physics in most countries in Asia-Oceania are presented by a large number of authors to serve as a record. The histories are necessarily brief; otherwise the paper would quickly turn into a book of hundreds of pages. The emphasis in each history as recorded here varies as the focus and culture of the countries as well as the length of their histories varies considerably.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Round, W. H.
Kron, T
Azhari, H A
Chhom, S
Hu, Y
Mauldon, G F
Cheung, K Y
Kuppusamy, T
Pawiro, S A
Lubis, L E
Soejoko, D S
Haryanto, F
Endo, M
Han, Y
Suh, T S
Ng, K H
Luvsan-Ish, A
Maung, S O
Chaurasia, P P
Jafri, S M A
Farrukh, S
Peralta, A
Toh, H J
Sarasanandarajah, S
Shiau, A C
Krisanachinda, A
Suriyapee, S
Vinijsorn, S
Nguyen, T C
Date : 18 August 2015
DOI : 10.1007/s13246-015-0342-9
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2015, Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords : Medical physics; Hospital physics; Medical technology; History
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 23 May 2018 14:48
Last Modified : 23 May 2018 14:52

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