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Physics Review Courses

AAPM Physics Review Courses

Saturday, July 30 • 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, July 31 • 7:30am - 12:15pm
$195
$100 for students with student I.D.

Two courses will be offered; see course outlines below:
Diagnostic Physics will take place in Room 121, Vancouver Convention Centre
Radiation Therapy Physics will take place in Room 118, Vancouver Convention Centre

The courses provide a good review of medical physics for physicists entering the specialty, those preparing for board certification, physicists in need of continuing education credits, and physicists who would benefit from a refresher course taught by experts in the field. Course notebooks are provided to registrants. The courses will be held concurrently on Saturday and Sunday. The AAPM will apply to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) MPCEC credits for the review courses.

AAPM Diagnostic Review Course, Room 121, Vancouver Convention Centre
Course Director: ThadDeus wilson
Saturday, July 30, 2011
7:30am - 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am The Physics and Quality Characteristics of X-Ray Images Perry Sprawls
9:00am - 9:30am Digital Radiography Principles and Quality Characteristics Perry Sprawls
9:30am - 9:45am Morning Break
9:45am - 10:45am Medical Physics Issues in Mammography Jerry Allison
10:45am – 11:45am Ultrasound Physics & Technology Thaddeus Wilson
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch on your own
1:15pm – 2:15pm CT Technology & Dosimetry Sharon White
2:15pm - 3:15pm Radiation Shielding Design Doug Simpkin
3:15pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Hospital Radiation Protection Doug Simpkin
4:30pm - 5:30pm Diagnostic X-Ray Equipment Testing George David
Sunday, July 31, 2011
7:00am - 7:30am Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 9:00am MRI Resonance Imaging Principles and Quality Characteristics Perry Sprawls
9:00am - 10:00am Fetal Dose Calculations Mark Rzeszotarski
10:00am - 10:15am Morning Break
10:15am - 11:15am Fluoroscopic Image Quality Phillip Rauch
11:15am - 12:15pm Informatics Essentials for the Medical Physicist Michael J. Flynn

AAPM Therapy Review Course, Room 118, Vancouver Convention Centre
Course Director: Gary Luxton
Saturday, July 30, 2011
7:30am - 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:50am Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy Arthur L. Boyer
8:50am - 9:50am Anatomy and Imaging in 3-D Treatment Planning Arthur L. Boyer
9:50am - 10:10am Morning Break
10:10am – 11:00am X-Ray and Electron Interactions in Water and Tissue Paul M. DeLuca
11:00am – 11:50am Nuclear Particles in Radiotherapy: Radioactivity; Hadron Beam Therapy Gary Luxton
11:50 am - 1:15pm Lunch on your own
1:15pm – 2:05pm Radiation Generators for External Beam Radiotherapy Peter J. Biggs
2:05pm - 2:55pm Measurement of Radiation Chang Ming Charlie Ma
2:55pm - 3:05pm Afternoon Break
3:05pm - 3:55pm Brachytherapy Sources: Dosimetry and Quality Assurance Jeffrey F. Williamson
3:55pm - 4:45pm Basic Principles of Radiation Therapy Shielding Design Peter J. Biggs
4:45pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Break  
5:00pm - 5:50pm Radiotherapy Treatment Delivery: from Manual Treatment to Computer Control and IMRT Benedick A. Fraass
Sunday, July 31, 2011
7:30am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:50am X-Ray Treatment Planning I: Fundamentals Colin G. Orton
8:50am - 9:40am X-Ray Treatment Planning II: Computer-based Planning; Comparison of Rival Treatment Plans Colin G. Orton
9:40am - 10:10am Morning Break
10:10am - 11:00am Treatment Planning: Clinical Electrons John A. Antolak
11:00am - 11:55am Treatment Planning: Brachytherapy Bruce R. Thomadsen