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AAPM Shares Educational Slides
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine’s ( AAPM) Working Group on Standardization of CT Nomenclature and Protocols has developed a set of teaching slides that summarizes how various protocol parameters affect the radiation dose from CT studies. They are appropriate for radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists, and may be used as a resource for developing presentations on this topic.
The AAPM’s Working Group on Standardization of CT Nomenclature and Protocols membership includes academic and consulting medical physicists who specialize in CT imaging, representatives of each of the major CT scanner manufacturers, and liaisons from the American College of Radiology, American Society of Radiology Technologists, and the Food and Drug Administration.
AAPM Task Group Releases Dose Report
The AAPM Task group 204 document that now provides an estimate of patient dose within 10 - 20 percent for body CT by patient body habitus. Click here to read Size Specific Dose Estimates (SSDE) in Pediatric and Adult Body CT Examinations.