Series in Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Biology

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and the Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) have been journal-publishing partners for more than 40 years and are now creating a new ebook programme specifically designed for the medical physics and biomedical engineering communities.

 It will be supported by a specially selected editorial advisory board who will identify key areas of interest for IPEM members and the wider community, including physicists, clinical and biomedical engineers, and technologists working in medicine and biology.

Through IOP’s award-winning ebooks programme, the new books will be available in PDF, ePub and Kindle format. This means that books will be available to read on different devices and with the option for multimedia and mathML. Content will be without digital rights management, therefore allowing unlimited concurrent usage. Print on demand will also be available.

The new book series will be hosted on IOPscience alongside the two IPEM journals published by IOP, Physics in Medicine & Biology and Physiological Measurement, providing all content to researchers in one place.   Subjects of the new book series will include Clinical Engineering,Diagnostic Radiology,Informatics and Computing,Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Physiological Measurement, Radiation Protection, Radiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Biomechanics Engineering, Ultrasound and Non Ionising Radiation.


Forthcoming titles in the series

Click here for a list of books that are planned and in development over the next few years 

Author's Guide

E-books available 

FREE for Full Members and Fellows for a limited time 


Guidance on the Personal Monitoring Requirements for Personnel Working in Healthcare

1st Edition November 2018

The authors set out recommendations designed to help radiation protection practitioners and healthcare workers assess exposure levels for personnel and determine monitoring requirements based on established rules.  To find out more about this book please click here.

Members can order a hard copy of the book at a 30% discount (available to all membership grades)   To obtain this discount please email the IPEM office for a discount code. We will then send you the code.  Full price is £99 for non members). 

There is a lead time of 2-3 weeks from online to print ready so  the book will be available to purchase soon.

If you are a Full Member or a Fellow you can download the book for FREE. Please log in and go to our Journals page.  When you are logged in you  need to click on one the Journal titles (Red cover: Physics in Medicine and Biology) which takes you to the IOPP website.  

When you are on the IOPP page please click on Books (top navigation line) and the expand the SERIES button on the right hand side.  Then click on the IPEM-IOP Series.


Other books in the series

Design and Shielding of Radiotherapy Treatment Facilities 

Authors:  Patrick Horton and David Eaton
2nd Edition September 2017

To obtain a 30% discount please email the IPEM office for a discount code. We will then send you the code.  To buy a printed copy please click here (Full price is £99 for non members)


Editorial Advisory Board 

Professor Frank Verhaegen, PhD, FIPEM, FInstP – Chair of the EAB
Professor & Head of Clinical Physics Research, Maastro Clinic, Maastricht, Netherlands

Professor Carmel Caruana PhD - area of specialism is diagnostic and interventional radiology, radiation protection, medical devices   
Associate Professor, Head, Medical Physics Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Malta

Professor Rory Cooper PhD – area of specialism is rehabilitation engineering    
Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Medicine & Rehab, and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, USA

Professor Alicia El Haj - area of specialism is bio engineering   
Director, Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine, Keele University, UK

Professor John A Hossack – area of specialism is ultrasound in both clinical/pre-clinical imaging and to effect localized drug delivery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, USA

Penelope Allisy-Roberts - area of specialism is Radiological Protection
formerly of BIPM, Sevres, France

Tingting Zhu
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, UK

Dr Dennis Schaart 
Head of Section Medical Physics and Technology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


Retired from the board – with thanks for their contribution

Dr David Clifton – area of specialism is informatics and computing 
Group Leader - Computational Health Informatics (CHI) Laboratory, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Governing Body Fellow of Balliol College, UK

Professor David Thwaites  - area of specialism is radiotherapy physics     Professor of Medical Physics, Director, Institute of Medical Physics, University of Sydney, Australia, and Honorary Prof. Oncology Physics, Medical Physics, University of Leeds, UK

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