Head & Neck
How should patients manage Lu-PSMA-617 waste disposal?
A medical physicist in Iowa has crunched the numbers and determined the safest approach for prostate cancer patients receiving Lu-PSMA-617 (Pluvicto) to dispose of their radioactive urine, according to a recent communication in the
Journal of Nuclear Medicine
July 16, 2023
DRG marks 100th anniversary of Roentgen's death
The German Radiological Society (DRG) noted that February 10 is the 100th anniversary of the death of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, the German physicist who discovered the x-ray.
February 9, 2023
ASTRO: Physicists add value in patient-facing role
Radiation therapy patients report less anxiety when a medical physicist explains technical aspects of care and how it is delivered, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Antonio.
October 23, 2022
AAPM celebrates 50 years of CT
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is celebrating 50 years of CT imaging October 1 by launching a new gallery in its
AAPM Virtual Museum of Medical Physics
and offering educational resources on the modality.
September 30, 2021
Physicists want ban on radioactive alternative medicine pendants
A group of Malaysian physicists are recommending a ban on so-called "scalar energy" pendants after finding that the alternative medicine trinkets are actually embedded with radioactive isotopes, according to a study published June 1 in
June 6, 2021
EPA launches Women in Radiation History website
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is marking Women's History Month with the launch of a new website to celebrate the history of women in radiation sciences.
March 8, 2021
How running an MRI service is like captaining a ship
Running an MRI service is like being the captain of a ship on the ocean, according to a Friday presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference. Smooth navigation depends on effective collaboration with physicists, technologists, and other staff.
August 13, 2020
West Physics buys Radiological Physics Consultants
Health physics services provider West Physics Consulting has purchased Winston-Salem, NC-based medical physics firm Radiological Physics Consultants.
July 20, 2020
Pay attention to patient portals
Patients appreciate getting imaging results both via direct provider contact and via electronic patient portals – but they may have less understanding of advanced imaging results when they receive them online, according to a study published April 29 in the
Journal of the American College of Radiology
April 29, 2020
Radiology volume, research will take COVID-19 hit
The COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect imaging volume, cancer treatment, and research going forward, according to a series of reports published April 15 in
Radiology: Imaging Cancer
April 15, 2020
IAEA publishes SPECT/CT usage guide
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published a quality control guide for SPECT/CT for nuclear medicine physicists, specialists, and radiation technologists.
March 29, 2020
No shield from x-rays: How science is rethinking lead aprons
CHICAGO - Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an x-ray, but new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation.
January 15, 2020
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