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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.

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Medical Physics Journal Access Update : Wiley has temporarily provided a way for AAPM members to access the Journal while they continue working on resolving the member authentication issue. Please go through your usual means to access the Journal, and you’ll see you now have access. Thank you for your patience and understanding! [publications | posted: 3/21/2018 | sunset: 3/26/2018]

AAPM Workshop on Improving the Teaching and Mentoring of Medical Physics : Registration & Housing Open [meetings | posted: 3/21/2018 | sunset: 7/27/2018]

Comments Requested: Joint Commission Proposed Fluoroscopy Requirements - Due March 31, 2018 This is a members only link. [general | posted: 3/20/2018 | sunset: 3/31/2018]

Stephen Hawking died March 14, 2018. He was one of the giants on physics, not only in our age but of all times. While not a medical physicist, as physicists of any specialty, we mourn the loss of a creative and visionary thinker. --Bruce Thomadsen

"Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen." --Stephen Hawking

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[general | posted: 3/19/2018 | sunset: 4/2/2018]

Report of AAPM Task Group 162: Software for Planar Image Quality Metrology [publications | posted: 3/19/2018 | sunset: 4/18/2018]

ISEP 2018 - Challenges in Modern Radiation Therapy Physics [meetings | posted: 3/19/2018 | sunset: 7/7/2018]

AAPM Annual Meeting & Exhibition : Committees & Activities Schedule Available [meetings | posted: 3/15/2018 | sunset: 8/2/2018]

AAPM Newsletter - March/April 2018 Edition Now Available This is a members only link. [publications | posted: 3/8/2018 | sunset: 3/22/2018]

ASTRO-AAPM Physics Resident/Post-Doctoral Fellow Seed Grant [general | posted: 2/21/2018 | sunset: 4/8/2018]

Applications are now being solicited for the position of President, NCRP [general | posted: 1/31/2018 | sunset: 4/2/2018]

AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting : Meeting Program Available [meetings | posted: 1/12/2018 | sunset: 4/10/2018]

AAPM Summer School : Program Information Available [meetings | posted: 1/9/2018 | sunset: 7/28/2018]

AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting : Registration & Housing Open [meetings | posted: 12/27/2017 | sunset: 4/10/2018]

2018 Funding Opportunities [general | posted: 12/7/2017 | sunset: 5/22/2018]


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