AAPM

This page includes news coverage of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting and related medical physics content. The AAPM is a scientific and professional organization, founded in 1958, with more than 8,000 scientists whose clinical practice is dedicated to ensuring accuracy, safety and quality in the use of radiation in medical procedures, including medical imaging and radiation therapy

 

IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas
News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019

August 6, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a...

The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.

The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. 

Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website...

Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019
News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019

August 2, 2019 — Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify...

An example of FFR-CT imaging from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. The left image shows a 3D generated image of the coronary tree from a CT scan evaluated with computational fluid dynamics to determine the FFR numbers. It shows a severe restriction of the left main artery which requires a stent to revacularize. The image on the right is a comparison with the invasive angiogram from the cath lab prior to stenting.

An example of FFR-CT imaging from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. The left image shows a 3D generated image of the coronary tree from a CT scan evaluated with computational fluid dynamics to determine the FFR numbers. It shows a severe restriction of the left main artery which requires a stent to revacularize. The image on the right is a comparison with the invasive angiogram from the cath lab prior to stenting. 

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | July 24, 2019 | Greg Freiherr

One of the big trends in cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging has been the introduction of noninvasive...

Stronger Distribution Networks to Bolster Radiotherapy Patient Positioning Accessories
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2019

July 17, 2019 — A recent study projects global market revenues for...

AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay's MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. announced that the company's MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts...

RaySearch Releases Version 3A of RayCare Oncology Information System
Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 — RaySearch has released RayCare 3A, a new version of the next-generation...

Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA
News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 — Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2...

Example of an intentionally truncated CT image

Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle

One of the main benefits of a ...

FDA Approves Bayer's Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients
Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac...