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Advice on Medical Physics

  1. Dec 5, 2004 #1

    Looking for input on medical physics. What is it? Should I take the physics subject GRE? What schools should I apply to?
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2004
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  3. Dec 9, 2004 #2


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    Medical physicists contribute to the effectiveness of radiological imaging procedures by assuring radiation safety and helping to develop improved imaging techniques (e.g., mammography CT, MR, ultrasound). They contribute to development of therapeutic techniques (e.g., prostate implants, stereotactic radiosurgery), collaborate with radiation oncologists to design treatment plans, and monitor equipment and procedures to insure that cancer patients receive the prescribed dose of radiation to the correct location.

    The mission of the AAPM is to advance the practice of physics in medicine and biology by encouraging innovative research and development, disseminating scientific and technical information, fostering the education and professional development of medical physicists, and promoting the highest quality medical services for patients.

    American Association of Physicists in Medicine
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