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Fifty years of AAPM Involvement in Radiation Dosimetry



Geoffrey S. Ibbott, C-M Ma, D W O Rogers, Stephen M. Seltzer, J Williamson


This paper reviews the involvement of the AAPM in various aspects of radiation dosimetry over its fifty year history, emphasizing the especially important role that external beam dosimetry played in the early formation of the organization. Topics covered include the AAPM s involvement with external beam and x-ray dosimetry protocols, brachytherapy dosimetry, primary standards laboratories, accredited dosimetry chains and audits for machine calibrations through the RPC.
Medical Physics


American Association of Physicists, dosimetry, history, ionizing radiation, protocols, radiology, radiotherapy, standards


Ibbott, G. , Ma, C. , Rogers, D. , Seltzer, S. and Williamson, J. (2008), Fifty years of AAPM Involvement in Radiation Dosimetry, Medical Physics, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created April 29, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021