Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

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The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) is UK's professional body, learned society and registered charity, for physicists and engineers in the field of medicine. The institute was founded in 1995 as a hybrid of the Hospital Physicists’ Association (1943), the Hospital Physics Technicians' Association (1952) and the Biological Engineering Society (1960) under the name, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Biology (IPEMB). It changed its name to IPEM in 1997.


Board members 2013-14


Supported organisations

On their website, it is stated that IPEM is a sponsor or funder of several initiatives that "meet [their] charitable objectives," including:[1]

Partner organisations

Association of Renal Technologists (ART) | British Institute of Radiology (BIR) | British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) | British Society for the History of Radiology | Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) | Engineering Council | Engineering UK | Institute of Physics | Royal College of Physicians (RCP) | Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) | Science Council | Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) | Society of Radiographers | Society for Vascular Technology (SVT)

Affiliated Societies


Fairmount House
230 Tadcaster Road
YO24 1ES
Tel: 0044 (0)1904 610821
Fax: 01904 612279
E-mail: office AT


  1. IPEM, Partners and Connections, accessed 25 Oct 2013.
  2. SMC, Funding, copy of webpage at Herbogéminis website, accessed 25 Oct 2013.
  3. SMC, Funding, accessed 29 September 2013. See also Science Media Centre - Funding