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How to Cover the Meeting

The Virtual Pressroom will include expanded writeups on selected topics as well as other press materials. Reporters who would like to attend the meeting should fill out the Press Registration Form.   Even if you can't make it to Minneapolis, the Virtual Pressroom will make it possible to write stories about the meeting from your desk.

About Medical Physicists
If you have ever had a mammogram, an ultrasound, an x-ray or a PET scan, chances are reasonable that a medical physicist was working behind the scenes to make sure the imaging procedure was as effective as possible.  Medical physicists help to develop new imaging techniques, improve existing ones, and assure the safety of radiation used in medical procedures.  They contribute to the development of therapeutic techniques, such as the radiation treatment and prostate implants for cancer.  They collaborate with radiation oncologists to design cancer treatment plans.  They monitor equipment and procedures to insure that cancer patients receive the prescribed dose of radiation to the correct location.  AAPM's annual meeting provides some of medical physicists’ latest innovations, which may be coming soon to a hospital near you.

About AAPM
AAPM (www.aapm.org) is a scientific, educational, and professional organization of more than 6,000 medical physicists. Headquarters are located at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD. Publications include a scientific journal ("Medical Physics"), technical reports, and symposium proceedings.

General News Release

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Exhibitor Releases

Links to press releases will be posted as they become available.

July 22, 2007 (Embargoed for Release) - Nucletron
Nucletron Introduces New microSelectron™ Digital Afterloader to Efficiently Meet Patient Needs and Future Demands (click on News and Events)

July 22, 2007 - BrainLAB, Inc
Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute Treats Up to 215 Cancer Patients Weekly with BrainLAB Image-Guided Patient Positioning System ExacTrac X-Ray 6D

July 20, 2007 - CMS, Inc.
CMS, Inc. Applies for 510(k) for Monaco™, The Next Generation in IMRT Planning

July 20, 2007 - CMS, Inc.
CMS Selected by ProCure to Provide Comprehensive Treatment Planning Solution for New Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma

July 20, 2007 - Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems to Showcase Software for Assessing How Tumors Are Responding to Treatment

July 20, 2007 - CMS, Inc.
CMS, Inc. Collaborates with Still River Systems for Proton Beam Therapy

July 19, 2007 - Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems to Showcase 'Smart' Technology That Dramatically Speeds Up Radiotherapy Treatment Planning at 2007 AAPM Meeting


July 19, 2007 - Acceletronics, Inc.
Acceletronics, Inc. announces the installation of 15 TheraView LX® Technology Electronic Portal Imaging Systems for IGRT treatment verification

July 17, 2007 - Nucletron
Nucletron Announces OnCentra™ Master Plan v3.0 (click on News and Events)