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

 

Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019
Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains...
Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019
Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins...
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 fractional...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019
Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains...
Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019
Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor...
Videos | Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019
Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new...
Videos | Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019
Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona,...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019
Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada,...
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 radiotherapy patient positioning accessories will...
Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Equally Effective in Treating Prostate Cancer
News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2019
July 17, 2019 — Treating prostate cancer with higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time leads to...
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 oncology information system (...
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 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent...
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 radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when...
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 magnetic...
Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter
Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019 – Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and...
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 at...
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 artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and...
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 is...
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 of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio,...