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AAPM is a scientific and professional organization, founded in 1958, composed of more than 8000 scientists whose clinical practice is dedicated to ensuring accuracy, safety and quality in the use of radiation in medical procedures such as medical imaging and radiation therapy. We are generally known as medical physicists and are uniquely positioned across medical specialties due to our responsibility to connect the physician to the patient through the use of radiation producing technology in both diagnosing and treating people. The responsibility of the medical physicist is to assure that the radiation prescribed in imaging and radiation therapy is delivered accurately and safely.

One of the primary goals of AAPM is the identification and implementation of improvements in patient safety for the medical use of radiation in imaging and radiation therapy.


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IOMP Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 4, October 2019 [general | posted: 2019-10-11 | sunset: 2019-11-10]

ABR Board Elects Three New Members [general | posted: 2019-10-11 | sunset: 2019-11-11]

Reminder: Part 3 (Oral) Therapeutic Medical Physics (TMP) Categories. The oral exam is given in five categories. For the 2020 oral exam these categories will change for TMP. The new categories and their descriptions are available on the ABR website. The categories for DMP and NMP changed several years ago and will remain the same in 2020. If you have questions please contact the ABR or (520) 790-2900. [general | posted: 2019-10-08 | sunset: 2019-11-07]

Comments Requested: ACR-AAPM Collaborative Documents This is a members only link. [general | posted: 2019-10-03 | sunset: 2019-10-18]

ABMS seeks nominations for an active diplomate to join the ABMS Stakeholder Council [general | posted: 2019-10-01 | sunset: 2019-10-18]

Major North American and European Radiology Organizations Publish Statement on Ethics of AI in Radiology [general | posted: 2019-10-01 | sunset: 2019-10-31]

AAPM Webinar Series: Advances in Medical Physics - Machine Learning to Improve Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology - Speaker: Eric Ford This is a members only link. [meetings | posted: 2019-09-26 | sunset: 2019-10-31]

Updated Diagnostic Radiology Residents Physics Curriculum [education | posted: 2019-09-26 | sunset: 2019-10-26]

Medical Physics Call for Editor - An ad hoc committee appointed by the President of the AAPM is seeking applications from qualified individuals to become the next Editor of Medical Physics. [publications | posted: 2019-09-18 | sunset: 2019-11-15]

RSNA 2019 : Associated AAPM Committee Meetings, RSNA/AAPM Physics Symposium, AAPM Reception and more [meetings | posted: 2019-09-17 | sunset: 2019-12-06]

TG100 - Train the Trainer Workshop - Registration, Hotel & Program Information Available [meetings | posted: 2019-08-30 | sunset: 2019-10-24]

Comments Requested: ACR-AAPM Technical Standards This is a members only link. [general | posted: 2019-08-21 | sunset: 2019-10-20]

7th International Day of Medical Physics - November 7, 2019 [general | posted: 2019-08-01 | sunset: 2019-11-07]

International Day of Radiology 2019 - November 8, 2019 [general | posted: 2019-08-01 | sunset: 2019-11-08]

RSNA 2019 : Registration, Housing and Online Meeting Program Open [meetings | posted: 2019-07-25 | sunset: 2019-11-01]