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Physics Review Courses

AAPM Physics Review Courses

Saturday, July 19 • 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, July 20 • 7:30am - 12:15pm
$195
$100 for students with student I.D.

See course outlines below:
Diagnostic Physics will take place in Room 15, Austin Convention Center
Radiation Therapy Physics will take place in Room 12AB, Austin Convention Center

Saturday, July 19 • 1:15pm - 5:30pm / dinner on your own / 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Nuclear Medicine will take place in Room 15, Austin Convention Center
$115 for Nuclear Medicine Review Course (only); $100 for students with student I.D. 
$250 for Nuclear Medicine plus Diagnostic Physics Review; $200 for students with student I.D.

The courses provide a good review of medical physics for physicists entering the specialty, physicists in need of continuing education credits, and physicists who would benefit from a refresher course taught by experts in the field. New This Year: All learning materials will be provided to registrants on a thumb drive; no paper handouts. The courses will be held concurrently on Saturday and Sunday. The review courses will be submitted to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) for MPCEC Credits. Refer to the tabs below for credit offerings.

AAPM Diagnostic Review Course, Room 15, Austin Convention Center
Course Director: Thaddeus Wilson
Saturday, July 19
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 Ultrasound Physics & Technology Thaddeus Wilson
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch on your own
1:15pm – 2:15pm CT Technology & Dosimetry Frank Dong
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 Patient and Fetal Dose Lou Wagner
Sunday, July 20
7:00am - 7:30am Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 9:00am MRI Resonance Imaging Principles and Quality Characteristics Ed Jackson
9:00am - 10:00am Informatics Essentials for the Medical Physicist Tony Seibert
10:00am - 10:15am Morning Break
10:15am - 11:15am Fluoroscopic Image Quality Kyle Jones
11:15am - 12:15pm Diagnostic X-Ray Equipment Testing George David
AAPM Therapy Review Course, Room 12AB, Austin Convention Center
Course Director: Charlie Ma
Saturday, July 19
7:30am - 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:50am X-Ray Treatment Planning I: Fundamentals Colin G. Orton
8:50am - 9:50am X-Ray Treatment Planning II: Computer-based Planning; Comparison of Rival Treatment Plans Colin G. Orton
9:50am - 10:10am Morning Break
10:10am – 11:00am X-Ray and Electron Interactions in Water and Tissue Paul M. DeLuca
11:00am – 11:50am Nuclear Particles in Radiotherapy: Radioactivity; 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 J. Biggs
2:05pm - 2:55pm Measurement of Radiation Chang Ming Charlie Ma
2:55pm - 3:05pm Afternoon Break
3:05pm - 3:55pm Brachytherapy Sources: Dosimetry and Quality Assurance Jeffrey F. Williamson
3:55pm - 4:45pm Basic Principles of Radiation Therapy Shielding Design Peter J. Biggs
4:45pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Break  
5:00pm - 5:50pm Radiotherapy Treatment Delivery: from Manual Treatment to Computer Control and IMRT Benedick A. Fraass
Sunday, July 20
7:30am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:50am Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy Larry Dauer
8:50am - 9:40am Anatomy and Imaging in 3-D Treatment Planning Arthur L. Boyer
9:40am - 10:10am Morning Break
10:10am - 11:00am Treatment Planning: Clinical Electrons John A. Antolak
11:00am - 11:55am Treatment Planning: Brachytherapy Bruce R. Thomadsen
AAPM Nuclear Medicine Review Course, Room 15, Austin Convention Center
Course Director: Thaddeus Wilson
Saturday, July 19
1:15pm – 2:15pm CT Technology & Dosimetry Frank Dong
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 Patient and Fetal Dose Lou Wagner
Dinner on your own
7:00pm - 8:00pm Radionuclides, Radiopharmaceuticals,Radiation Detection and Measurement Mark Madsen
8:00pm - 9:00pm Gamma Camera Physics & Technology Sharon White
9:00pm - 10:00pm PET/SPECT Physics & Technology Fred Fahey