IPEM produces a series of leaflets and posters, aimed at the interested public. Entitled "The Science & The Scientists" they aim to explain the science behind some commonly used medical treatments and introduce the scientists, engineers and technicians responsible for developing and delivering them. Topics currently covered are:
- Lasers in medicine
- Treating the body with light
- Special seating for wheelchair users
- Assessing the body with physiological measurement
- Seeing inside the body with ultrasound
- Improving mobility with gait analysis
- Treating cancer with radiation
- Diagnosing disease with radioactivity
- Seeing inside the body with MRI
To suggest another topic for the leaflets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the leaflet and poster for each area and to request hard copies of them, please email email@example.com
Lasers are used in medicine in a wide variety of applications, such as ophthalmology, urology and surgical procedures
Ultraviolet Phototherapy is a method of treating a wide variety of skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and vitiligo.
Specialised seating is provided for wheelchair users who need additional support to improve their sitting posture, comfort and mobility.
Physiological measurement is the science of transforming physiological information into meaningful data to contribute to diagnosis or treatment.
Ultrasound is quick, safe and is used in many areas of a hospital to produce images of the inside of the body.
A variety of conditions and injuries can lead to problems with walking and balance. Gait analysis specialists study walking scientifically.
One of the best ways to treat cancer is to expose it to high-energy radiation (radiotherapy). This damages the cancer cells and stops the cancer growing.
Nuclear medicine imaging uses radioactive materials to produce unique pictures of the body's inner workings.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most powerful ways to look inside the human body.