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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.


What's New

The AAPM Code of Ethics has been revised, effective January 1st 2019. [general | posted: 2019-02-20 | sunset: 2019-03-22]

Apply for ACR's new Richard L. Morin Fellowship In Medical Physics [general | posted: 2019-02-15 | sunset: 2019-03-01]

ASTRO-AAPM Physics Resident/Post-Doctoral Fellow Seed Grant - Deadline Extended to March 4th [general | posted: 2019-02-15 | sunset: 2019-03-04]

New Online NCRP Publication Available : Report No. 180 - Management of Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Radiation Protection Guidance for the United States (2018) [publications | posted: 2019-02-08 | sunset: 2019-03-10]

Display Quality Assurance: The Report of AAPM Task Group 270 [publications | posted: 2019-02-08 | sunset: 2019-03-10]

AAPM Webinar Series: Advances in Medical Physics - Modeling Contrast-Enhanced CT - Speaker: Catherine Coolens This is a members only link. [meetings | posted: 2019-02-07 | sunset: 2019-03-09]

AAPM Summer School : Registration & Housing Available [meetings | posted: 2019-02-06 | sunset: 2019-06-07]

Comments Requested - AAPM Medical Physics Practice Guideline 1.b.: CT Protocol Management and Review - Due March 8, 2019 This is a members only link. [general | posted: 2019-02-04 | sunset: 2019-03-08]

Interoperability Assessment for the Commissioning of Medical Imaging Acquisition Systems: The Report of AAPM Task Group 248 [publications | posted: 2019-01-31 | sunset: 2019-03-02]

AAPM's Virtual Library now allows members to rate presentations on a Likert-type scale of 1 to 5, (higher is better). As of this morning, one presentation that has 10 ratings has a perfect score of 5. Don't Electrocute Me!: Common Misconceptions in Imaging and Radiation Safety and What To Do About Them by Rebecca Marsh, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine. [general | posted: 2019-01-30 | sunset: 2019-03-01]

AAPM Science Council Associates Mentorship Program [general | posted: 2019-01-30 | sunset: 2019-04-01]

AAPM Expanding Horizons Travel Grant [general | posted: 2019-01-30 | sunset: 2019-03-08]

AAPM Summer School : Scholarship Application Available [meetings | posted: 2019-01-18 | sunset: 2019-03-01]

AAPM Annual Meeting & Exhibition : Abstract Submission Open [meetings | posted: 2019-01-16 | sunset: 2019-03-07]

AAPM Summer School : Program Information Available [meetings | posted: 2019-01-15 | sunset: 2019-06-07]

AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting : Meeting Program Available [meetings | posted: 2019-01-07 | sunset: 2019-04-02]

AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting : Registration & Housing Open [meetings | posted: 2019-01-02 | sunset: 2019-04-02]

RSNA/AAPM Graduate Fellowship [general | posted: 2018-10-11 | sunset: 2019-05-28]

AAPM BEST Award [general | posted: 2018-10-11 | sunset: 2019-05-20]

Research Seed Funding Grant [general | posted: 2018-10-11 | sunset: 2019-05-03]

AAPM / RSNA Imaging Physics Residency Grant [general | posted: 2018-10-11 | sunset: 2019-05-03]

 

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