Radiobiology is the study of the effects of radiation on living cells and organisms - including, but not limited to, their effects on the human body.
For example, one area of radiobiology involves studying the effects of radiation on cancer cells, which has applications in refining and improving the development of radiotherapeutic techniques to treat malignant tumours.
This is a relatively new area of science/medicine. For a fantastic account of the development of medical physics see Meandering in Medical Physics
Links to related areas of this website:
- Glossary section: General Medical Terms.