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Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

The Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering provides medical physics and clinical engineering support to all major clinical specialties including: diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, cardiovascular medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, dialysis, dermatology and theatres. A broad range of general scientific and technical services are provided.


Medical Physics

  • 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

Clinical Engineering

  • 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 Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) 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 UCD, DCU
  • Members of the department sit on national and international advisory committees

Other useful contact details

Medical Physics Team

Clinical engineering team

  • Chief Clinical Engineer – Declan Murray
  • Principal Clinical Engineer – Frank Kelly 
  • Principal Clinical Engineer – Derek Farrell
  • Senior Clinical Engineer – Aidan O’Connor
  • Senior Clinical Engineer – John Harte
  • Senior Clinical Engineer – David Farrell
  • Senior Clinical Engineer – Dermot McDonnell
  • Medical Equipment Coordinator – Irene McQuillan

Useful links


Medical physics team
tel:   (01) 221 4454
fax:  (01) 221 4075


Medical physics team
Radiology Department
Clinical Services Building
St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4.

Clinical engineering team
Basement Corridor
Clinical Services Building
St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri: 08:00 – 17:00