Tony Seibert, Ph.D., president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explained the key initiatives of the group during its 2011 annual meeting. AAPM is working with its members to reduce patient radiation dose across radiology modalities. It is developing physics-based Web training modules for diagnostic radiology residents. Members are working to create residency programs for both radiation therapy and diagnostic radiologists. AAPM is also working with several states to create license certification programs to ensure who is a qualified medical physicist.
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