Physics Teaching takes place every Wednesday and attendance is mandatory. This is run by The Christie NHS Trust.



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Attendance 2023-24 

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Trainees are supported in preparing for the FRCR Physics exam through lectures and tutorials with Medical Physics experts from The Christie NHS Trust Medical Physics and Engineering department, and senior radiographers and sonographers from around the region. The sessions begin with a review of the physics that underpins medical imaging in general before moving on to the specifics of MR, X-ray, CT, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine relevant  to the syllabus, in the context of current practice.  Lectures are followed by two full days of revision sessions, tailored to the needs of the trainees, one before and one after the mock exam. In addition, three sessions on the practical use of X-ray, CT and radiation protection, Ultrasound, and MR are provided to demonstrate how the physics covered in the lectures influences how images are acquired for a variety of clinical applications.

Access to online teaching 

In order to access the NWSOR ST1 Physics programme you will need to activate your NWSOR account

Teaching is delivered using the Physics Classroom link below. You will find uploaded material in the classroom and the video conference link. You can also connect directly to the classroom by clicking the 'Meet' link. Please note this is a different Classroom and Meet link to Anatomy and Academy.  



Farr’s physics for medical imaging – Gold standard text for exam.

Review of radiologic physics (Huda) – Much easier to read than Farr’s!

Tony’s notes: excellent notes written by one of the physics tutors in the past. Ask a ST2 colleague for them.

Radiology café physics book – free online – particularly good for explaining the complex topics

BMJ on examination question bank

MCQs for the first FRCR (Oxford) – when you spot the mistakes then you’re ready for the exam.

Get Through First FRCR (Mair et al)