The Biomedical Physics Department was established in 1985 with three sections. It has now eight sections and
more than 50 professional staff members. The Department's mission is to seek, apply and disseminate concepts
and methods for the effective and safe use of radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, and
to continue improving and expanding such use through clinical research activities.
High-quality clinical physics services are provided by a pool of expert biomedical physics staff most of whom
are board-certified by international certification boards such as the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The
pool of experts is matched with state-of-the-Art technologies such as TomoTherapy, CyberKnife,
TrueBeam, Mobetron, Nucletron HDR, IntraBeam Intraoperative Radiotherapy system, conventional and digital
PET/CT systems and several high end CT and MRI systems here at KFSH&RC. This comonation enables the
Hospital provide clinical services that are of a high standard that is well recognized nationally and
Through the Biomedical Physics Department, KFSH&RC is designated as an IAEA Collaborating Centre in the
region. The Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory of the Biomedical Physics Department was also
recently designated as an IAEA Regional Resource Centre. The Radiation Physics Section has successfully
met the requirements of the IAEA QUATRO accreditation and KFSH&RC became an IAEA ‘Centre of
Competence. In addition, the radiation physics and nuclear medicine physics residency programs at the
Biomedical Physics Centre are recognized and supported by the IAEA.
The department offers a number of radiation physics services that are utilized by a great number of internal/
external clients. Some of the offered services include; radiation physics consultation, personal dosimetry,
quality control of diagnostic and therapeutic systems, gamma irradiation, calibration, and training course.
Review publication on Research Center annual report
https://www.kfshrc.edu.sa/external/ar/home/research/annuals from Department of Biomedical Physics at KFSH&RC
The Biomedical Physics Department provides a series of educational activities including conferences,
symposiums, courses, and workshops that aims at raising the standard of healthcare practitioners in the field
of radiation medicine in the Kingdom. Some of the provided educational activities include but not limited to;
1. The International Conference on Radiation Medicine (ICRM)
2. The Radiation Medicine Symposium and Workshops
3. Medical Radiation Safety Officer Training Course
4. Radiation safety Training for Nurses/technologists
5. Radiation/Diagnostic Physics lectures to residents and fellows
6. MRI Safety
7. Abstracts/posters presentations in local, regional, and international conferences.
8. Presenting lectures in academic teaching and seminars locally and internationally.
9. Training and supervising MSc and PhD students and summer students
10. Conducting national training programs in association with the IAEA
11. Residency program in Radiation Physics and Nuclear Medicine Physics which is supported by the IAEA