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Radiologists and Medical Physicists: Working Together to Achieve Common Goals

A Jones
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J Ma
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J Steele
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H Choi

A Jones*, J Ma*, J Steele*, H Choi*, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


WE-G-19A-1 Wednesday 4:30PM - 6:00PM Room: 19A

It is vitally important that medical physicists understand the clinical questions that radiologists are trying to answer with patient images. Knowledge of the types of information the radiologist needs helps medical physicists configure imaging protocols that appropriately balance radiation dose, time, and image quality. The ability to communicate with radiologists and understand medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology is key to creating such imaging protocols. In this session, radiologists will present clinical cases and describe the information they are seeking in the clinical images. Medical physicists will then discuss how imaging protocols are configured.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the types of information that radiologists seek in medical images.
2. Apply this understanding in configuring the imaging equipment to deliver this information.
3. Develop strategies for working with physician colleagues.


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