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AAPM Report #60

Instrumentation Requirements of Diagnostic Radiological Physicists

This report represents a compilation of medical physics equipment with recommended minimum specifications. It is meant to be used as a quidance document when purchasing test equipment for evaluation of diagnostic x-ray equipment. Some of the testing equipment in this report is meant to be used for acceptance testing, others for quality control testing only, and others for both quality control and acceptance testing.

This report should provide useful information to practicing medical physicists. Any decisions as to what specific equipment is needed by a facility will have to be determined on a case-by-case basis. In addition, please note that the AAPM and this report do not endorse any specific products, manufacturers, or suppliers.