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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.

One of the primary goals of AAPM is the identification and implementation of improvements in patient safety for the medical use of radiation in imaging and radiation therapy.


What's New

AAPM task group 224: Comprehensive proton therapy machine quality assurance [publications | posted: 2019-08-19 | sunset: 2019-09-18]

Don’t forget - nominations for the John Laughlin Young Scientist Award are due September 15! This is a members only link. [general | posted: 2019-08-16 | sunset: 2019-09-15]

Estimating Patient Organ Dose with Computed Tomography: A Review of Present Methodology and Required DICOM Information - A Joint Report of AAPM Task Group 246 and the European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) [general | posted: 2019-08-13 | sunset: 2019-09-12]

IOMP Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 3, April 2019 [general | posted: 2019-08-13 | sunset: 2019-09-12]

2020 AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting (Minneapolis, MN) - Request for Proposals (RFP) [meetings | posted: 2019-08-06 | sunset: 2019-08-20]

AAPM Webinar Series: Advances in Medical Physics - NCI Workshop on AI in Radiotherapy - Speakers: Issam El Naqa and Lei Xing This is a members only link. [meetings | posted: 2019-08-01 | sunset: 2019-08-29]

7th International Day of Medical Physics - November 7, 2019 [general | posted: 2019-08-01 | sunset: 2019-11-07]

International Day of Radiology 2019 - November 8, 2019 [general | posted: 2019-08-01 | sunset: 2019-11-08]

IOMP Call for Nominations for the International Day of Medical Physics Award for 2019 [general | posted: 2019-08-01 | sunset: 2019-08-31]

2019 AAPM Summer School Presentations Available in the AAPM Virtual Library This is a members only link. [education | posted: 2019-07-31 | sunset: 2019-08-30]

Size Specific Dose Estimate (SSDE) for Head CT: The Report of AAPM Task Group 293 [publications | posted: 2019-07-31 | sunset: 2019-08-30]

AAPM Releases Updated Lung Cancer Screening CT Protocol Recommendations [publications | posted: 2019-07-30 | sunset: 2019-08-29]

RSNA 2019 : Registration, Housing and Online Meeting Program Open [meetings | posted: 2019-07-25 | sunset: 2019-11-01]

IAEA announces the passing of Director General Amano [general | posted: 2019-07-23 | sunset: 2019-08-22]

Abstracts from 7th MR in RT 2019 Symposium Available [general | posted: 2019-06-18 | sunset: 2019-09-01]

Awards & Honors Committee - Call for Nominations This is a members only link. [general | posted: 2019-04-25 | sunset: 2019-09-15]

24th International Conference on Medical Physics (ICMP 2019) - 8th Latin American Congress of Medical Physics (ALFIM 2019) - 2nd Chilean Congress of Medical Physics (SOFIMECH 2019) [meetings | posted: 2019-04-02 | sunset: 2019-09-11]

XXIV Brazilian Congress of Medical Physics (CBFM2019) [meetings | posted: 2019-04-02 | sunset: 2019-08-24]