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

 

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...

IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019 — IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution...

Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019

July 9, 2019 — New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that...

Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019
News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019

July 9, 2019 — Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says...

The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system

The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW.

News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019

July 8, 2019 — At this year’s American Association...

Aktina Medical Partners With Elekta for Global Distribution of Interlocking SRS Cones
News | Radiation Therapy | July 05, 2019

July 5, 2019 — Aktina Medical announced that Elekta Instrument AB, based in Sweden, will offer and distribute the...

Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019

July 3, 2019 — The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow...

Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific
News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019

July 3, 2019 — Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio...

RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System
Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019

July 2, 2019 — RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its...

DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software
Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019 — DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

Canon Medical Receives FDA Clearance for AiCE Reconstruction Technology for CT
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 – Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. has received 510(k) clearance on its new...