The Role of the Clinical Scientist in Medical Lasers and Optical Non-Ionising Radiation

The use of optical non-ionising radiation is well established in healthcare having valuable
and diverse applications across most medical specialties and their varied applications
continue to increase with the development of new novel treatments and diagnostic

The close involvement of Clinical Scientists within this field is vital. Their scientific expertise
combined with clinical and regulatory experience helps to provide, and to promote, quality
clinical services, allowing them to advise on regulatory control and to help further
development and research in the field.

The Clinical Scientist will be required to input into all aspects of the use of optical non-ionising radiation including equipment and site specifications, quality assurance, optimisation
of techniques, safety, research and development and education and training. This document
aims to give a brief overview of the role of a Clinical Scientist within this broad field.