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Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department

The department consists of two sections : Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering.

Medical Physics:

This section provides medical physics services to the hospital and to the other constituent institutions of the Healthcare Group.

These services include:

  • Radiation protection involving ionising radiation.
  • Image analysis.
  • Therapy procedures.
  • Quality control.
  • Measurement and data reduction.
  • In-vivo and in-vitro tests.
  • Non-ionising radiation protection involving lasers and ultraviolet sources.
  • Commissioning work.
  • Teaching and research.

There are five staff members in Medical Physics:

Name Position
Dr. Julie Lucey, BSc (Hons) Experimental Physics, PhD. Chief Physicist
Jackie McCavana MSc Principal Physicist
Eileen Seymour MSc Senior Physicist
 Linda Gray MSc Senior Medical Physicist 
Michael Manley MSc Medical Physicist

Clinical Engineering:

This section is involved in the following activities:

  • Actively participating in all aspects of, electro medical devices and equipment management, equipment maintenance, project development, equipping.
  • Compiling comprehensive equipment technical specifications.
  • Advising on and evaluating new equipment purchases
  • Continuously updating information on EEC Directives
  • Continuous liaison with health and safety including IMB alerts
  • Quality control and compliance with international standards.
  • Project decommissioning programme
  • Comprehensive database on all aspects of electro medical devices/equipment (AIMS Programme)
  • Teaching and research

There are 6 staff members in Clinical Engineering:

Name Position
Declan Murray MSc. Chief Clinical Engineer
Frank Kelly IEng, MIHEEM; CEng, MIEI Principal Clinical Engineer
Derek Farrell Principal Clinical Engineering Technician
John Harte Senior Clinical Engineering Technician
Aidan O’Connor Senior Clinical Engineering Technician
David Farrell BSc Eng Senior Clinical Engineering Technician