1997 AAPM Annual Meeting Program
Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 27, 1997

Key to Session Codes

Education Council Symposium

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Room: Plankinton Theater

Moderator: Jon Trueblood, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA


Part I: Software Resources for Assisting in the Instruction of Medical Physics

ECS-01 - J. Trueblood, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

ECS-02 - C. Eubig, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA


Part II: Educational Activities of the AAPM and CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs)

ECS-03 Status of CAMPER- B. Paliwal, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

ECS-04 Graduate Program Accreditation- R. Morin, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

ECS-05 Requirements for Residency Program Accreditation and the Potential Impact - K. Hogstrom, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

ECS-06 Overview of the Supply and Demand Situation for Medical Physics Graduates - R. Ritenour, University Minnesota Medical School Minneapolis, MN

ECS-07 Current and Future Educational Opportunities Provided by the AAPM - D. Frey, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


Professional Council Symposium

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Room: Plankinton Theater

Moderator: G. Ibbott, University Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY

PCS-01 Medical Physics in the Twenty-First Century - Educational

and Credentialing Challenges, G. Ibbott, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

PCS-02 ABR Initiative for Change in the Certification Program - E. Chaney, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

PCS-03 Visualization in Medicine: A View to the Future - R. Satava, Yale University, New Haven, CT

PCS-04 Discussion of Educational Program and Board Certification Requirements for the Future - G. Simmons, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY

PCS-05 - Summary and Closing Remarks, W. Hendee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Young Investigators Symposium

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Room: Plankinton Theater

Moderator: Joel Gray, Rochester, MN

3:00 pm

YIS-01 Multishot Echo Planar Imaging Method for Measuring Right Coronary Artery Flow - A. Krimkevich*, G. Clarke, R. Peshock, R. McColl, M. Chwialkowski

3:10 pm

YIS-02 Comparative Effects of Quantum and Anatomical Noise on Observer Detection of Subtle Lung Nodules in Digital Chest Radiograph - E. Samei* and M. Flynn

3:20 pm

YIS-03 Potential for Radiation Induced Skin Damage in Neurological Procedures: A Review of 426 Cases Using Automated Dosimetry - T. O'Dea* and R. Geise


3:30 pm

YIS-04 Analysis of Pin-Hole Images of X-ray Tube Focal Spots Using a 35mm Slide Scanner - P. Nagy*, C. Wilson, S. Gravelle, S. Hansen

3:40 pm

YIS-05 Thyroid Therapy Treatment Planning Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) - Y. Erdi*, H. Macapinlac, S. Larson, A. Erdi, H. Yeung, E. Furhang, J. Humm

3:50 pm

YIS-06 Validation of a Model for a Rapid Objective Measurement of Spatial Resolution in Nuclear Medicine - T. Hander*, J. Lancaster, D. Kopp


4:00 pm

YIS-07 Photon Output in Rectangular FieldsThe Effects of the Extra-focal Photons and the Backscattered Radiation into the Monitor Chamber - H. Liu*, T. Mackie, E. McCullough

4:10 pm

YIS-08 Non-Parametric Modeling of Organ Motion - E. Fontenla*, C. Pelizzari, J. Roeske, G. Chen

4:20 pm

YIS-09 A Patient-Specific Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Method for Photon Beams - L. Wang*, C. Chui, M. Lovelock

4:30 pm

YIS-10 The Utility of Electronic Portal Images for In Vivo Dosimetry of Head, Lung, and Pelvis - K. Khadivi* and M. Herman

4:40 pm

YIS-11 Implementation of a Conformal Stereotactic

Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy System - F. Hacker*, M. Bellerive, H. Kooy

4:50 pm

YIS-12 A Minimally Invasive Method for Fractionated Stereotactic Spinal Radiotherapy - P. Medin*, T. Solberg, A. DeSalles, M. Selch, P. Johnson, J. Smathers, E. Cosman

AAPM Welcome Fest Icebreaker

German Fest at Henry W. Maier Festival Park

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm