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Medical Physics Practice Guidelines: Implementation Experience and New Reports

B Parker1*, D Gress2*, (1) Univ Texas Medical Branch of Galveston, Galveston, TX, (2) American College of Radiology, Reston, VA


(Sunday, 3/31/2019) 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Orange Blossom Ballroom

The purpose of this session is to inform the audience of the AAPM Medical Physics Practice Guidelines (MPPG) initiative. The presentation will begin with the history of the Subcommittee on Practice Guidelines (SPG) and the purpose of starting the MPPG initiative. This will include the unique role of MPPGs, intended benefits to the AAPM membership, and location of SPG within the AAPM structure. The presentation will then review the publication history of existing practice guidelines and review those MPPGs currently in the creation and revision phases. The presentation will conclude by discussing future issues impacting the MPPG initiative. These include the new AAPM document review and publication process, integration of MPPGs with the AAPM TG-100 initiative, and ongoing efforts to for regulatory and accreditation bodies to adopt MPPGs.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the purpose of the MPPG initiative
2. Understand the role of SPG in related to MPPGs
3. Understand the MPPG process, from concept to publication
4. Review recent and current MPPGs
5. Discuss future developments in the MPPG initiative


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