Medical physicists are partnering with technologists.

AAPM dispels common myths about CT scans A panel of professionals at the American Association of Physicists in Medication has issued a statement calling for an open discussion of the reality about radiation hazards from computed tomography scanning in light of latest public concerns and news reports about radiation dosage . Medical physicists are partnering with technologists, radiologists, regulators, producers, administrators, and others to make an effort to ensure that CT scans are just given when medically indicated – – so when they are performed that the minimum amount amount of radiation can be used to obtain the necessary diagnostic info.

Monday, April 11 lectures include: The Rhoton Family members Lecturer Robert F. Spetzler, MD, 9:51 am; The Hunt-Wilson Lecturer Richard Gilbertson, MD, PhD, 10:45 am; and The Ronald L. Bittner Lecturer Raymond Sawaya, MD, 2:00 pm. Tuesday, April 12 lectures consist of: The Richard C. Schneider Lecturer Jon H. Robertson, MD, 9:45 am; and The Theodore Kurze Lecturer Ian Suk, BScBMC, CMI, 11:07 am. Wednesday, April 13 lectures include: The Louise Eisenhardt Lecturer Kristen Iversen, 9:45 am; and The Van Wagenen Lecturer Lars Olson, PhD, 11:51 am. The 2011 AANS Annual Meeting press kit includes releases on highlighted scientific analysis, AANS officer and award winners, and National Neurosurgery Consciousness Week..