Clincal and Scientific Computing Special Interest Group

Clinical and Scientific Computing (CSC) is the application of computer science to healthcare and clinical practice. The CSC Special Interest Group (SIG) typically focusses on aspects of computing that relate to medical physics and clinical engineering such as imaging, radiotherapy and medical device connectivity. It can encompass a wide range of IT activities, in both the clinical and research domains, including:

  • Software development and programming
  • Software and system support
  • Data analysis and data management.
  • Clinical connectivity and clinical infrastructure

This range of activities is reflected in the make-up of CSCSIG which includes individuals that might fulfil a role in a dedicated scientific computing position/department or in a more traditional medical physics discipline such as Nuclear Medicine or Radiotherapy. We are united by a love of technology and a belief that many of the problems faced in medical physics, engineering and healthcare can be solved with digital solutions.

Current areas of particular interest include:

  • Application, governance and management of AI and machine learning software.
  • Clinical risk management of Healthcare IT systems used in MP&CE.
  • Cyber security of networked medical devices.
  • Life-cycle management and governance of software as a medical device

Our goals are to:

  • Provide advice and guidance in matters of CSC relating to the MP&CE domain.
  • Engage with and support the wider CSC community.
  • Encourage best practice in CSC activities.
  • Support the Clinical and Scientific Computing training schemes.

Pipeline activities
See the links below for a complete list of our publications, resources and events.

Events for 2023:
3 webinars on topics including: Clinical Risk Management, Cyber Security and use of Open-Source Software
1 Symposium

Publications currently under review:
Role of Clinical and Scientific Computing

The members of CSC Special Interest Group , who organise these activities, are IPEM volunteers who meet several times a year.  If you want to join the committee follow the "Volunteer for IPEM" link below and read the role description.

The committee shares its work and knowledge via an online Community of Interest, which is open to everyone with an interest in the subject area. If you follow the link below you can join for free.  This online platform also has a list of the SIG committee members. The Chair is Robert Ross and if you want to get in touch please email

CSC Community of Interest

CSC Community of Interest

If you are interested in this area and want to join our online community then click here to log in or register.

Volunteer for IPEM

Volunteer for IPEM

If you would like to become a member of the CSC Committee then click here for more information

Find out more about the subject

Find out more about the subject

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