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Physics Review Courses

AAPM Physics Review Courses

Diagnostic Physics: Room 201/203, Convention Center
Saturday, July 29 • 7:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday, July 30 • 7:00am - 12:15pm
Radiation Therapy Physics: Room 205/207, Convention Center
Saturday, July 29 • 7:30am - 5:40pm
Sunday, July 30 • 7:30am - 11:40am
$195
$100 for students with student I.D.
See course outlines below.

Nuclear Medicine: Room 201/203, Convention Center
Saturday, July 29 • 1:15pm - 5:30pm / dinner on your own / 7:00pm - 10:00pm
$115 for Nuclear Medicine Review Course (only); $100 for students with student I.D. 

Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic PACKAGE: Room 201/203, Convention Center
Saturday, July 29 • 7:30am - 5:30pm / dinner on your own / 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, July 30 • 7:00am - 12:15pm
$250 for Nuclear Medicine plus Diagnostic Physics Review; $200 for students with student I.D.

These 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. 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 PHYSICS REVIEW COURSE
ROOM 201/203 - Colorado convention center
Course director: Frank dong
Saturday, July 29
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 Ingrid Reiser
10:45am – 11:45am Ultrasound Physics & Technology Zheng Feng Lu
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch on your own
1:15pm – 2:15pm CT Technology & Dosimetry Frank Dong
2:15pm - 3:15pm Radiation Shielding Design Douglas Simpkin
3:15pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Hospital Radiation Protection Cal Glisson
4:30pm - 5:30pm Patient and Fetal Dose Thaddeus Wilson
Sunday, July 30
7:00am - 7:30am Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 9:00am MRI 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 and Radiation Dosimetry Kevin Wunderle
11:15am - 12:15pm Diagnostic X-Ray Equipment Testing George David
AAPM RAdiation Therapy physics Review Course
Room 205/207 - Colorado Convention Center
Course Director: Charlie Ma
Saturday, July 29
7:30am - 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:50am Anatomy and Imaging in 3-D Treatment Planning Robert Price
8:50am - 9:40am Image-Guided Radiotherapy: Techniques and Quality Assurance James Balter
9:40am - 10:00am Morning Break
10:00am – 10:50am X-Ray and Electron Interactions in Water and Tissue Paul DeLuca
10:50am – 11:40am External Beam Radiotherapy: Techniques and Quality Assurance Jeffrey Siebers
11:40 am - 1:10pm Lunch on your own
1:10pm – 2:00pm Radiation Generators for External Beam Radiotherapy Peter Biggs
2:00pm - 2:50pm Brachytherapy Sources: Dosimetry and Quality Assurance Jeffrey Williamson
2:50pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:00pm - 3:50pm Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy Robert Price
3:50pm - 4:40pm Basic Principles of Radiation Therapy Shielding Design Peter Biggs
4:40pm - 4:50pm Afternoon Break  
4:50pm - 5:40pm Measurement of Radiation Chang Ming Charlie Ma
Sunday, July 30
7:30am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:50am Treatment Planning: Photons (I) Fundamentals Colin Orton
8:50am - 9:40am Treatment Planning: Photons (II) TPS and Plan Comparison Colin Orton
9:40am - 10:00am Morning Break
10:00am - 10:50am Treatment Planning: Clinical Electrons John Antolak
10:50am - 11:40am Treatment Planning: Brachytherapy Bruce Thomadsen
AAPM Nuclear Medicine Review Course
Room 201/203 - Colorado Convention Center
Course Director: FRANK DONG
Saturday, July 30
1:15pm – 2:15pm CT Technology & Dosimetry Frank Dong
2:15pm - 3:15pm Radiation Shielding Design Douglas Simpkin
3:15pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Hospital Radiation Protection Cal Glisson
4:30pm - 5:30pm Patient and Fetal Dose Thaddeus Wilson
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