-AAPM 58th Annual Meeting
This summer the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) held their 58th annual meeting and exhibition in Washington, DC from July 31st to August 4th and focused on “Communicating our Value, Improving our Future”. At the meeting Dr. David Brenner, Director of the Center for Radiological Research, spoke and gave a presentation, “What do we really know about cancer risks at doses pertinent to CT scans?” The talk can be watched below.
A little background on the American Association of Physicists in Medicine:
The 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.