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Saturday, July 17 • 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, July 18 • 7:30am - 12:15pm
$100 for students with student I.D.

Two courses will be offered; see course outlines below:
Diagnostic Physics will take place in Room 203, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Radiation Therapy Physics will take place in Room 202, Pennsylvania Convention Center

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 review courses have been approved for MPCEC credit by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP).

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Diagnostic Review Course, Room 203, Convention Center
Course Director: George David
Saturday, July 17, 2010
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 CT Technology & Dosimetry Sharon White
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch on your own
1:15pm – 2:15pm Ultrasound Physics & Technology Thaddeus Wilson
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 18, 2010
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 Beth Schueler
11:15am - 12:15pm Digital Technologies for Radiography & Mammography Andrew Karellas


Therapy Review Course, Room 202, Convention Center
Course Director: Gary Luxton biggs1 .PDF biggs2 .pdf

Saturday, July17, 2010
7:30am - 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:50am Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy Arthur Boyer
8:50am - 9:50am Anatomy and Imaging in 3-D Treatment Planning Arthur Boyer
9:50am - 10:10am Morning Break
10:10am – 11:00am Electron and Photon Interactions in Water and Tissue Paul DeLuca
11:00am – 11:50am Nuclear Particles in Radiotherapy: Radioactivity and 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 Biggs
2:05pm - 2:55pm Radiation Measurement in Radiation Therapy C-M Charlie Ma
2:55pm - 3:05pm Afternoon Break
3:05pm - 3:55pm Brachytherapy Sources: Dosimetry and Source Strength Specifications Jeffrey Williamson
3:55pm - 4:45pm Shielding for Megavoltage Therapy Machines Peter Biggs
4:45pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Break  
5:00pm - 5:50pm Computer-Controlled Delivery of External Beam Radiotherapy Benedick Fraass
Sunday, July 18, 2010
7:30am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:50am Treatment Planning with Clinical X-Rays: Fundamentals Colin Orton
8:50am - 9:40am Treatment Planning with Clinical X-Rays: Computer-based Planning; Dose-volume and Radiobiological Modeling Considerations Colin Orton
9:40am - 10:10am Morning Break
10:10am - 11:00am Treatment Planning: Clinical Electrons John Antolak
11:00am - Noon Treatment Planning: Brachytherapy Bruce Thomadsen