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Preliminary highlights of the AAPM 52nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa., July 18-22, 2010
Date:7/9/2010

Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2010) -- At the 52nd meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), which convenes from July 18 - 22, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA, thousands of scientists and board-certified health professionals will gather to share the latest developments in medical imaging and radiation therapy, examine new clinical and laboratory data, and discuss many of the ethical and regulatory issues that face the field today.

Preliminary highlights of the meeting are listed below. Journalists are invited to attend the 52nd AAPM meeting for free. Registration information appears at the end of this release.

  1. PATIENT SAFETY: A Special Symposium
  2. CANCER SURVIVAL: President's Symposium Reveals One Patient's Story
  3. PEDIATRIC RADIATION DOSE: Method for Reducing Radiation Dose from imaging tests to Pediatric Populations
  4. NANOTECHNOLOGY: Devices for Drug Delivery and Hyperthermia
  5. CT RADIATION DOSE: Symposium on CT Dose Measurement and Reduction
  6. BREAST CANCER: Reducing Skin Doses during Breast Brachytherapy
  7. RADIATION IN UTERO: Assessing and Minimizing Radiation Dose on a fetus
  8. MEDICAL WASTE: Medical Radionuclides in Wastewater
  9. CANCER DETECTION: New Imaging Device for Tumor Detection
  10. CLINICAL RESULTS: Radiation Treatment for Paranasal Sinus Tumors
  11. NANOTECHNOLOGY: Symposium on Nanotechnology and Cancer
  12. NEW STANDARDS: Measurement Standards for Brachytherapy
  13. SAFETY: International Atomic Energy Agency "Smart Card" Radiation Dose Initiative
  14. NEW DEVICE: Treatment Couch Tracks Tumors in Real-Time
  15. GUIDELINES: Upcoming FDA Handbook on CT Dose
  16. NEW TECHNOLOGY: Emerging X-ray Detector Technologies
  17. SAFETY: New U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Statement
  18. COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS: A Web-based Dose Calculator
  19. LICENSURE: Medical Physicists
  20. FUNDING: New National Cancer Institute Initiatives

1) PATIENT SAFETY: A Special Symposium
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American Institute of Physics
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