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AAPM is a scientific and professional organization, founded in 1958, composed of more than 8000 scientists whose clinical practice is dedicated to ensuring accuracy, safety and quality in the use of radiation in medical procedures such as medical imaging and radiation therapy. We are generally known as medical physicists and are uniquely positioned across medical specialties due to our responsibility to connect the physician to the patient through the use of radiation producing technology in both diagnosing and treating people. The responsibility of the medical physicist is to assure that the radiation prescribed in imaging and radiation therapy is delivered accurately and safely.
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AAPM/SNMMI Joint Task Force: report on the current state of nuclear medicine physics training [publications | posted: 5/4/2016 | sunset: 6/3/2016]
2016 AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting Presentations Available in the AAPM Virtual Library [education | posted: 5/2/2016 | sunset: 6/2/2016]
AAPM Newsletter - May/June Edition Now Available [publications | posted: 5/2/2016 | sunset: 5/16/2016]
RSNA 2016 : Registration and Housing Open for AAPM and RSNA Members [meetings | posted: 4/27/2016 | sunset: 11/4/2016]
Request for Comments by May 25th on "An Updated Description of the Professional Practice of Diagnostic and Imaging Medical Physics" [general | posted: 4/27/2016 | sunset: 5/25/2016]
Register to Provide RO Services to Veterans : Recently, Congress passed the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act (VACAA) to establish the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) to better meet the health care needs of our nation’s veterans. The law directs the establishment of a Veterans Choice Card benefit that provides a commitment to veterans to receive healthcare in their communities if they live more than 40 miles away from a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical care facility. If you are interested in providing radiation oncology services to Veterans under VACAA, please click here. [general | posted: 4/26/2016 | sunset: 5/26/2016]
AAPM Women’s Professional Subcommittee Newsletter : Issue 4 - March 2016 Available [publications | posted: 4/26/2016 | sunset: 5/26/2016]
2016-2017 AAPM/ERF-SNMMI Nuclear Medicine Residency Grant : Beth A. Harkness, MS of Henry Ford Hospital System and Nand K. Relan, PhD of SUNY Stony Brook are the 2016-2017 AAPM/ERF-SNMMI Nuclear Medicine Residency Grant Recipients. More information about the grant. [education | posted: 4/19/2016 | sunset: 5/19/2016]
New RSNA Annual Meeting Radiation Dose Exhibits : April 14, 2016 — Image Wisely® is pleased to bring you the second in the series of electronic education exhibits from the Radiological Society of North America’s 2015 annual meeting. This curated series highlights a selection of exhibits dealing with radiation safety and patient dose. The second exhibit is entitled “Computed Tomography Artifacts; Mechanism, Clinical Importance, Reduction Techniques.” Access is free and does not require login. [general | posted: 4/19/2016 | sunset: 5/19/2016]
Proposed Changes to IAC Nuclear/PET Standards : Now Open for Public Comment [government affairs | posted: 4/1/2016 | sunset: 6/1/2016]
AAPM Summer School : Registration & Housing Open [meetings | posted: 2/17/2016 | sunset: 6/11/2016]
AAPM Annual Meeting & Exhibition : Registration & Housing Open [meetings | posted: 3/23/2016 | sunset: 8/4/2016]
AAPM Annual Meeting & Exhibition : Committees & Activities Schedule Available [meetings | posted: 3/18/2016 | sunset: 8/4/2016]
AAPM Annual Meeting & Exhibition : New AAPM Headquarters Open House Tour [meetings | posted: 3/16/2016 | sunset: 7/30/2016]
AAPM / ASTRO / NCI 2016 Precision Medicine Workshop : June 16 - 17, 2016 [meetings | posted: 2/19/2016 | sunset: 6/17/2016]
Guidance for Vendor-Specific MRI Homogeneity Testing [general | posted: 2/11/2016 | sunset: 5/11/2016]
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