How can physicists improve treatment quality?

“How can medical physics help improve treatment quality?” This was the question addressed by Håkan Nyström, chief physicist at the Skandion Clinic in Sweden, at the recent ESTRO 35 conference in Turin, Italy. Speaking in a symposium entitled “Quality beyond accuracy: are we failing to see the forest for the trees?”, Nyström began by looking at what medical physicists have done for patients up until now.