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2011-12-19 15:57:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical imaging has revolutionized healthcare and is essential in the detection and treatment of injury and disease. Modern equipment and protocols ensure that patients, physicians, and technicians are exposed to the lowest possible amounts of radiation, while still providing accurate results and diagnostic information. Risks associated with imaging and any medical procedure must be balanced with the benefits of that procedure....

2011-04-14 15:48:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contrary to recent media reports, the use of lead shielding during routine breast exams provides virtually no benefit in the prevention of thyroid cancer and may diminish the effectiveness of mammography, a proven medical technology that millions of women rely on every year for early breast cancer detection. According to a statement released today by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM): "There has been...

2011-04-05 08:55:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named AAPM member Michael D. Mills, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., to serve a two-year term on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). Dr. Mills will serve his first term beginning June 1, 2011, and ending May 31, 2013. MEDCAC reviews and evaluates medical...

2010-07-13 21:19:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 52nd meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) convenes from July 18 - 22, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. AAPM is the premier organization in medical physics, a broadly-based scientific and professional discipline encompassing physics principles and applications in medicine and biology. Its membership includes medical physicists who specialize in research that develops cutting-edge technologies and board-certified...

2010-05-14 13:31:43

Imaging experts met in Atlanta last month to standardize CT scanning techniques A national summit of medical professionals meeting last month in Atlanta called for the creation of consensus scan techniques as a way of addressing the concerns of patients undergoing CT scans -- a common medical imaging procedure that uses X-rays to show cross-sectional images of the body. The summit brought together some of the world's leading experts in CT imaging, including medical physicists, radiologists,...

2010-02-11 07:30:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Presidential Commendations and Awards presented by the Academy's Immediate Past President, Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH. This year's recipients were recognized at AAPM's 26th Annual Meeting held in San Antonio last week, where more than 800 scientists and physicians convened to learn the latest in Pain Medicine. The following individuals...