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Jun 27, 2013, 03:04 ET Radiation from Airport Scanners -- How Much Dose We Get

A new report by an independent task force commissioned by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), has found that people absorb...


Dec 19, 2011, 04:57 ET AAPM Cautions that Patients Should Not Forgo Essential Medical Imaging

Medical imaging has revolutionized healthcare and is essential in the detection and treatment of injury and disease. Modern equipment and protocols...


Apr 14, 2011, 04:48 ET AAPM Cautions Against Unnecessary Use of Lead Shields during Breast Exams

Contrary to recent media reports, the use of lead shielding during routine breast exams provides virtually no benefit in the prevention of thyroid...


Apr 05, 2011, 09:55 ET Medical Physicist Michael Mills Named to Medicare Coverage Committee

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named...


Jul 21, 2010, 05:00 ET Researchers Use Nanoparticles as Destructive Beacons to Zap Tumors

A group of researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is developing a way to treat cancer by using lasers to light up tiny...


Jul 20, 2010, 07:30 ET Image-Processing Algorithm Reduces CT Radiation Dose by as Much as 95 Percent

Perfusion CT scanning, an emerging imaging technology, got a bad rap last year when a machine set to incorrect radiation levels overdosed hundreds of ...


Jul 16, 2010, 07:24 ET Video Game Processors Help Lower CT Scan Radiation

A new approach to processing X-ray data could lower by a factor of ten or more the amount of radiation patients receive during cone beam CT scans,...


Jul 13, 2010, 10:19 ET Nanotech Medicine, Tumor Tracking, New Technologies, and More --Highlights of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 52nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, July 18 - 22, 2010

The 52nd meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) convenes from July 18 - 22, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. AAPM is the...