SEAAPM
The Southeast Chapter of the
American Association of Physicists in Medicine

SEAAPM Meetings

2017 SEAAPM Symposium & Scientific Meeting

February 23-25, 2017
Charleston, SC
Francis Marion Hotel

Symposium

Scientific Meeting

2016 SEAAPM Symposium & Scientific Meeting

March 10-12, 2016
Knoxville, TN
Hilton Knoxville Hotel

Symposium

  • Directed by Jonathan Nye, PhD
  • "Innovations and Emerging Applications in Radionuclide Imaging with the Expanding Role of Medical Physicists"
  • Symposium Program

Scientific Meeting

The SEAAPM 2015 Symposium and Scientific Meeting was held at the Embassy Suiets Hotel in Raleigh, NC April 23-25. The symposium was entitled "Commissioning and Quality Assurance of Today's Extended and Advanced Radiation Therapy Equipment. Not Just Your Basic Linac Anymore" and was directed by Ingrid Marshall. Following the symposium the scientific meeting featured presentations by SEAAPM chapter members and was directed by david Siant.

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Symposium

Meeting

The SEAAPM 2014 Symposium and Scientific Meeting was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Chattanooga, TN April 30-May2. The symposium was entitled "Informatics for the Medical Physicist" and was directed by Thaddeus Wilson. Following the symposium the scientific meeting featured presentations by SEAAPM chapter members and was directed by George David.

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Symposium

Meeting

The SEAAPM 2013 Symposium and Scientific Meeting was held at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, NC April 25-28. The symposium was entitled "Case Studies in Safety and Reliability Engineering of Radiation Oncology Systems" and was directed by George Sherouse. Following the symposium the scientific meeting featured presentations by SEAAPM chapter members and was directed by Allen deGuzman.

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Symposium

  • User-Centered Design In Medical Device Design: A Human Factors Perspective, Joseph Cafazzo
  • Principles in Designing User Interfaces, Bruce Thomadsen
  • FDA/ISO Standards Required for Device Clearance, Sal Gerace
  • How to Improve Safety in Radiation Therapy, Nancy Leveson
  • The Design of the TomoTherapy System: Considerations for Safety, Rock Mackie
  • Hazard Mitigation Approach in the Design of a Proton Therapy System, Kenneth Gall
  • Agile Risk Analysis Driven Development at RaySearch ‐ How to Design the Hazards Away, Anders Liander
  • Quality in Software Design and V & V of Integrated Systems, Pattie Jacobson
  • The Use of Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis and Application Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in the Design of Radiogherapy Devices, Frank Rath
  • Elekta Safety Lifecycle: Case Study - Collision Prevention on XVI, Emma Hewitt
  • Accelerator Safety Design Concepts and Implementation, Hong Sun
  • Using format Models for Safety Analysis, Coding, and Testing of Radiation Therapy Machine Control Systems, Jon Jacky
  • Application of STAMP to Commissioning a New Proton Beam Line at Paul Sherrer Institute: A Case Study, Nancy Leveson

Meeting

The SEAAPM 2012 Symposium and Scientific Meeting was held at the Marriott Downtown in beautiful Atlanta, GA April19-21. The symposium was entitled "Quality, Safety, and Compliance: How to Address the Triple Challenge of Modern Imaging and Therapy," and was co-directed by Ehsan Samei and Larry Marks. Following the symposium the scientific meeting featured presentations by SEAAPM chapter members and was directed by Kevin Junck.

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Symposium

  • Current State of Quality and Safety in Radiation Therapy, Larry Marks
  • Current State of Quality and Safety in Diagnostic Radiology, Mannudeep Kalra
  • Principles of Quality and Safety in Diagnostic Radiology, Ehsan Samei
  • Quality Control in Diagnostic Radiology: Why and How?, Doug Pfeiffer
  • Nuclear Medicine and PET, Carolyn MacFarlane
  • Computed Tomography, Theresa Branham
  • MRI and Breast MRI, Ron Price
  • Clinical Experience of Quality, Safety, and Achieving ACR Accreditation in DI, Don Peck
  • Principles of Quality and Safety in Radiation Therapy, Bennedick Fraass
  • Quality Control in Radiation Therapy: Why and How?, Todd Pawlicki
  • ACR Accreditation of Radiation Therapy Operations, Brian Monzon
  • Clinical Experience of Quality, Safety, and Achieving ACR Accreditation in RT, Prabhakar Tripuraneni

Meeting

The SEAAPM 2011 Symposium and Scientific Meeting was held at the Marriott Resort and Spa in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, April 6-9. The symposium was entitled "The Practice of Quality Assurance in an Era of Change," and was co-directed by Dan Bourland and Ingrid Marshall. The scientific meeting theme was "Safety Challenges of Advanced Technologies" directed by Mike Munley.

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The SEAAPM 2010 Symposium and scientific meeting was held in Augusta, Georgia at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites. The symposium was entitled "An Educational Symposium for the Clinical Medical Physicist," and the theme of the scientific meeting was "The Evolving Face of Medical Physics."

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Symposium: Advances in MRI: Applications in Diagnosis and Radiation Therapy An Educational Symposium for the Clinical Medical Physicist

Course Directors: Jerry Allison, Ph.D.; Ahmad Al-Basheer, Ph.D.; and Nathan Yanasak, Ph.D.

March 4-5, 2010

Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, Augusta, GA

Symposium Faculty

Hassan Alkhatib, Ph.D.
Chief Medical Physicist
Richland Memorial Hospital
Columbia, SC
E. Mark Haacke, Ph.D.
Director, MR Research Facility
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Jerry Allison, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of Medical Physics
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

Jason Koutcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Imaging & Spectroscopic Physics Svc
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY
Debra Brinkmann, Ph.D..
Medical Physicist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Perry Sprawls, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Emory University Sprawls Educational Foundation
Montreat, NC

Richard L. Ehman, M.D.
Chair of Radiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Atchar Sudhyadhom, M.S.
University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute
Gainesville, FL
Ramon Figueroa, M. D.
Professor & Director of Neuroradiology
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

Larry Wald, Ph.D.
Director, MGH NMR Core at Martinos Center
Charlestown, MA

John C. Gore, Ph.D.
Director, Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science
Nashville, TN
Nathan Yanasak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA
Krzys Gorny, Ph.D.
Imaging Physicist
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

The SEAAPM 2009 Symposium and scientific meeting was held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at the UNC-Chapel Hill Friday Center. The symposium was entitled "An Educational Symposium for the Clinical Medical Physicist."

2009 SEAAPM Annual Meeting

Sha Chang , Program Director

March 13-14, 2009
UNC-Chapel Hill Friday Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SEAAPM)

Speaker List
Sha Chang, Ph.D.
Chief of Physics & Computing Division
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Stephen Mahan, Ph.D.
Medical Physicist
Carolina Regional Cancer Center
Myrtle Beach, SC

George Ding, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Vanderbilt Unversity Medical Center

Mahta McKee, M.S.
Medical Physicist
Wake Forest University Medical Center

Tobin Hyman, M.S.
Medical Physicist
McLoed Regional Medical Center
Florence, SC

Herbert W. Mower, Sc.D,
Director of Radiation Therapy Physics
Lahey Clinic

Maryellen Giger, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Chicago

Daniel C. Pavord, M.S..
Chief of Medical Physics
Vassar Brothers Hospital
Poughkeepsie, NY

Bill Kearns, M.S.
Medical Physicist
Wake Forest University Medical Center

Richard Popple, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama Birmingham

Mark Oldham, Ph.D.
Duke University

Meeting Agenda

Friday, March 13, 2009

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Registration, Coffee, & Snacks

1:20 PM - 1:25 PM
Opening Remarks and Announcements
Sha Chang, President-Elect
Session I: Professional
1:25 PM - 2:55 PM The Future of the AAPM Organization and the Medical Physics Profession Maryellen Giger, Ph.D.
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM Medical Physics Training and the Impact of 2012/2014 Herbert Mower, Sc.D.
3:15 PM - 3:35PM AAPM Regional Chapters and Why We Should Support Them Dan Pavord, Ph.D.
3:35 PM-4:00 PM Afternoon Break in Vendor Exhibit Area
Session II: Imaging
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM The Benefits and Risks of IGRT George Ding, Ph.D.
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM The Challenges of Biological Imaging and its Radiotherapy Application Mark Oldham, Ph.D.
4:50 PM - 5:10 PM High temporal resolution imaging Bill Kearns, M.S.
5:10 PM - 5:30 PM Development of Nanotechnology-Based X-ray Imaging Systems Sha Chang, Ph.D.
6:00 PM-9:30 PM Night Out at the DuBose House

Saturday, March 14, 2009

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Coffee, Breakfast (No Vendor Exhibits)
Session III: Therapy
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Arc IMRT Clinical Application Richard Popple, Ph.D.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Tomotherapy Applications Stephen Mahan, Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Current Status of Compensator-IMRT in the SEAAPM Chapter Tobin Hyman, M.S.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Image-guided HDR Application Mahta McKee, M.S.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Morning Break (No Vendor Exhibits)
Session IV: Student Presentations
10:30AM - 10:40 AM PENELOPE Monte Carlo calculation of TG-43 dosimetry parameters for HDR and LDR Brachytherapy Source Sidi Benhabib (Ph.D. student at East Carolina University)
10:40AM - 10:50 PM 3D Development and Clinical Evaluation of a Novel Digital Tomosynthesis (DTS) Reconstruction Method Lei Ren (Ph.D. student at Duke University)
10:50AM - 11:00 AM Georgia Institute of Technology Student Presentation TBA
10:50AM - 11:00 PM Wake Forest University School of Medicine Student Presentation TBA
11:00AM - 11:10 PM Implementing Dynamic Arc Therapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer Horace Lee Lambert III (undergraduate student at South Carolina State University)
Session V: Award Ceremony
11:10AM - 11:25 PM Jimmy Fenn Award
11:25AM - 11:55 PM SEAAPM Best Paper Awards & Presentations
11:55 PM - 1:40 PM Luncheon, Business Meeting & Election Results
1:40 PM - 2:30 PM SEAAPM EXCOM Meeting

The SEAAPM 2008 Symposium and Scientific Meeting was held in Birmingham, Alabama, at the Doubletree Hotel. The symposium was entitled "Emerging Technologies in Radiation Therapy: Impact on the Community Practice Medical Physicist. An Educational Symposium for the Clinical Medical Physicist"

2008 SEAAPM Annual Meeting

Jun Duan, Program Director

March 28-29, 2008
Doubletree Hotel
Birmingham, Alabama

Sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SEAAPM)

Speaker List
Dave Adler
Government Relations Representative
American Society for Thearpeutic Radiology and Oncology

Marc Kessler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Radiation Oncology Department, Univ of Michigan Medical School
Nabil Adnani, Ph.D.
Sr. Medical Physicist
D3 Radiation Planning
Chester Ramsey, Ph.D.
Director of Medical Physics
Radiation Oncology Department
Thompson Cancer Survival Center
William Bice, Ph.D.
Medical Physicist International Medical Physics
Wlad Sobol, Ph.D.
Professor
Radiology Department
Univ Alabama at Birmingham

Ivan Brezovich, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Radiation Physics
Radiaiton Oncology, Department
Univ Alabama at Birmingham
Kenneth Vanek, Ph.D.
Director of Medical Physics and New Techology
Radiation Oncology Department
Medical Univ of South Carolina
Jiang Hsieh, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist/Adjunct Professor
GE Healthcare Technologies
Univ of Wisconsin Madison

Fang-Fang Yin, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Physics
Radiation Oncology Department
Duke University Medical Center
Geoffrey Ibbott, Ph.D.
Professor & Chief of Outreach Physics
Director of Radiological Physics Center
Univ of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer

Meeting Agenda

Friday, March 28, 2008

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM
Opening Remarks and Announcements
Jun Duan, President-Elect
Session I: Professional
1:40 PM - 1:50 PM
Introduction: The Evolving Role of Medical Physicists
Ivan Brezovich, Ph.D.
1:50 PM - 2:00 PM
Current State of the CARE Bill
Kenneth Vanek, Ph.D.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Independent Assessment of IMRT Delivery: Correlation with Departmental Parameters
Geoffrey Ibbott, Ph.D.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
How You Can Influence the Healthcare Policy
Dave Adler, ASTRO Gov. Relations Rep.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Legal Liabilities for Medical Physicists
William Bice, Ph.D.
3:30 AM-4:00 AM
Afternoon Break in Vendor Exhibit Area

Session II: Imaging
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Advances in X-Ray Computed Tomography
Jiang Hsieh, Ph.D.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
MRI Problems and Solutions
Wlad Sobol, Ph.D.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Image Fusion in Radiation Therapy: Where It's at And Where It's Going
Marc Kessler, Ph.D.
6:00 AM-9:30 AM
Night Out at the Dirmingham Botanical Gardens



Saturday, March 29, 2008

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

Session III: Student Presentations
8:00 AM - 8:12 AM
On-board four dimensional digital tomosynthesis (4D-DTS)
Jacqueline Maurer, Duke University
8:12 AM - 8:24 AM
Monitoring Dynamic Calcium Homeostatis Alterations by T1-Weighted and T1-Mapping Cardiac Manganese-Enhanced MRI (MEMRI) in a Musine Myocardial Infarction Model
Ben Waghorn, Georgia Institute of Technology
8:24 AM - 8:36 AM
Dose Reduction in Detection of Pulmonary Thrombotic Embolism with Computed Tomography
Greg Hodges, Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham
8:36 AM - 8:48 AM
Neutron Production in Proton Therapy
Youssef Charara, Univeristy of Tennessee, Knoxville
8:48 AM - 9:00 AM
Variations of Normal Anatomy and Influence on Dose Calculations
Michael Fernald, Vanderbilt University
9:00 AM - 9:12 AM
Positron Emission Tomography Phantom Studies for Radiation Therapy Target Delineation
Michael Lawrence, Wake Forest University
Session IV: Award Ceremony
9:15AM - 9:30 AM
Jimmy Fenn Award

9:30AM - 10:00 AM
SEAAPM Best Paper Awards and Presentations

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning Break in Vendor Exhibit Area

Session V: Therapy
10:30AM - 11:00 PM
Necessity or Luxury: Technologies for In-room Image Guidance
Fang-Fang Yin, Ph.D.
11:00AM - 11:30 PM
Pros and Cons of Various IMRT QA Techniques
Chester Ramsey, Ph.D.
11:30AM - 12:00 PM
Benefits and Pitfalls of a Paperless Environment for Radiation Oncology
Nabil Adnani, Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Luncheon, Business Meeting & Election Results

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
SEAAPM EXCOM Meeting



Emerging Technologies in Radiation Therapy:

Impact on the Community Practice Medical Physicist

An Educational Symposium for the Clinical Medical Physicist

Richard Popple, Course Director

March 26-28, 2008
Doubletree Hotel
Birmingham, Alabama

Sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SEAAPM)

Symposium Faculty
Jean-Pierre Bissonnette, PhD
Senior Physicist
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto , Ontario
Jon J. Kruse, PhD
Medical Physicist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester , Minnesota
J. Daniel Bourland, PhD, FAAPM
Associate Professor
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Joe O'Donoghue, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
Indrin J. Chetty, PhD
Director, Physics Division
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit , Michigan
Moyed Miften, Ph.D.
Chief, Medical Physics Section
Allegheny General Hospital
Associate Professor
Drexel College of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joanna E. Cygler, PhD, FAAPM
Senior Medical Physicist
Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Center
Ottawa, Ontario

Douglas J. Moseley, PhD
Clinical Physicist
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto , Ontario
Sonja Dieterich, PhD
Associate Professor
Stanford University
Stanford , California
Lakshmi Santanam, PhD
Medical Physicist
Washington University School of Medicine
St.Louis , Missouri

John B. Fiveash, MD
Associate Professor
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Randall K. Ten Haken, PhD, FAAPM
Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor , Michigan
Steve B. Jiang, PhD
Associate Professor
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
Sastry S. Vedam, PhD
Assistant Professor
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas


Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Symposium Registration & Ice Breaker

Thursday, March 27, 2008

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Richard Popple
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Challenges of introducing new technologies into the clinic
Lakshmi Santanam
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
A review of the Monte Carlo method in external photon beam treatment planning
Indrin Chetty
9:45 AM-10:15 AM
Morning Break in Vendor Exhibit Area

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Comparison of Superposition/Convolution and Monte Carlo methods for photon dose calculation
Moyed Miften
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Clinical Implementation and Use of Electron Monte Carlo based Treatment Planning Systems
Joanna Cygler
11:45 PM-1:30 PM
Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Cyberknife: from commissioning to application
Sonja Dieterich
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Clinical implementation of hypofractionation
John Fiveash
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Keys to clinical implementation of IGRT
Jon Kruse
3:45PM-4:30PM
Afternoon Break in Vendor Exhibit Area

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Everything is under control: radiotherapy and adaptation
Doug Moseley
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Quality Assurance for Kilovoltage Cone-beam CT Image-guidance
Jean-Pierre Bissonnette

Friday, March 28, 2008

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00AM - 8:45 AM
Respiratory motion management in radiotherapy
Sastry Vedam
8:45AM - 9:30 AM
Image-guided radiotherapy for lung cancer
Steve Jiang
9:30 AM-10:00 AM
Morning Break in Vendor Exhibit Area

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
PET/CT in Radiation Oncology
J. Daniel Bourland
10:45AM - 11:30AM
Biological imaging - what's done now and what's coming
Joe O'Donoghue
11:30AM - 12:15 PM
Use of mathematical/biological models in treatment plan evaluation/optimization
Randall Ten Haken

Digital Imaging: Measuring the Present and Considering the Future
An Educational Symposium for the Clinical Medical Physicist

2007 SEAAPM Symposium

Ehsan Samei & Robert Saunders, Course Co-Directors

March 21-23, 2007
Atlanta Hilton
Atlanta, Georgia

Sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SEAAPM)

Symposium Faculty
Jim Dobbins, PhD
Associate Professor / Director Medical Physics
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Ehsan Samei PhD
Associate Professor
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Mike Flynn, PhD, FAAPM
Professor
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan

Robert Saunders PhD
Duke Advanced Imaging Laboratories
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Maryellen Giger, PhD, FAAPM
Professor
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Carnelia Schaefer-Prokop, M.D.
Medical University of Vienna
Andrew Karellas, PhD, FAAPM
Professor
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Tony Seibert PhD, FAAPM
Professor
UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, California

Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD
Research Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Jeff Shepard, M.S., FAAPM
Senior Medical Physicist
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Andrew Maidment, PhD, FAAPM
Chief, Physics Section
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Richard Van Metter, PhD
Senior Research Physicist
Health Group Research Laboratory
Eastman Kodak Company
Washington, District of Columbia
Donald Peck, PhD, FAAPM
Division Head, Physics and Engineering
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Symposium Registration & Ice Breaker

Thursday, March 22, 2007

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Ehsan Samei and Robert Saunders
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
KEYNOTE: Current State of Diagnostic Radiology: Radiography vs. CT
Cornelia M. Schaefer-Prokop
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Digital Detector Technologies
Tony Seibert
10:00 AM-10:30 AM
Morning Break

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Physical Optimization of Projection Radiography
Ehsan Samei
11:15 AM - 12:00 AM
Perceptual Optimization of Image Quality
Elizabeth Krupinski
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Dose and QC Considerations
Jeff Shepard
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Workflow and PACS
Donald Peck
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Economics of Digital Operation
Mike Flynn
3:45PM-4:30PM
Afternoon Break

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Effects of Image Processing
Rich Van Metter
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Effects of Digital Displays
Rob Saunders

Friday, March 23, 2007

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00AM - 8:45 AM
New Advances in Digital Chest Imaging (Dual Energy, Tomosynthesis)
Jim Dobbins
8:45AM - 9:30 AM
New Advances in Digital Breast Imaging (Tomosynthesis, CBCT)
Andrew Karellas
9:30 AM-10:00 AM
Morning Break

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
New Advances in Digital Musculoskeletal Imaging
Mike Flynn
10:45AM - 11:30AM
Computer Aided Diagnosis
Maryellen Giger
11:30 PM-1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00PM - 1:45 PM
Molecular Imaging with X-rays (Contrast Imaging)
Andrew Maidment
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Audience Discussion
Ehsan Samei & Robert Saunders, Moderators

2007 SEAAPM Annual Meeting

March 23-24, 2007

Robin Miller, Program Director

Friday, March 23, 2007

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Afternoon Break in Commercial Exhibit Area

3:10 PM -4 :00 PM
Opening Remarks, Presentation of Jimmy Fenn and Best Paper Awards

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Portable X-Rays: Past and Future
David Gauntt, Ph.D. and Gary Barnes, Ph.D.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Medical Physicists in a Radiological Emergency
Armin Ansari, Ph.D.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
What's New in Federal Regulations
Lynne Fairobent
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
What's Happening with New Medical Regulations in the Southeast States
Debbie Gilley, MPA
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Panel Discussion about Regulatory Issues
Armin Ansari , Ph.D.
Lynne Fairobent
Debbie Gilley, MPA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Night In at the Trader Vics

Saturday, March 24, 2007

7:30 AM - 8 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM -8:10 AM
Developing a Monte Carlo Code to Simulate Organ Dose for Pediatric CT Patients
Xiang Li (Duke)
8:10 AM -8:20 AM
IGRT at ECU - benefitting patients
Fumika Kiriyama (ECU)
8:20 AM -8:30 AM
Development and Characterization of a GEM-based 2-Dimensional Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (TEPC) Array for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Anant Mandapaka (Georgia Tech)
8:30 AM -8:40 AM
Predicting Lung Tumor Response during Radiation Therapy sity Modulated Radiation Therapy
Rebecca Seibert (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
8:40 AM -8:50 AM
The Use of GEANT4 Simulation Toolkit for Intermal and External Dosimetry Calculations
Jonathan Rogers (Vanderbilt)
8:50 AM -9:00 AM
Questions

9:00 AM -9:30 AM
Calypso Experience
Twyla Willoughby, M.S.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning Break in Commercial Exhibit Area

10:30 AM -11:00 AM
Lessons Learned in Cyberknife Commissioning
Larry Thomson, M.S.
11:00 AM -11:30 AM
TG-106: Accelerator Beam Data Commissioning Equipment and Procedures
Chee-Wai Cheng, Ph.D.
11:30 AM -12:15 PM
Medical Physics Reimbursement (AAPM Professional Council)
Jim Goodwin, M.S.
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Working Luncheon for Chapter Meeting Registrants: Business Meeting & Election Results

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
SEAAPM Excom Meeting

Determination and Optimization of Dose and Image Quality in Radiology
An Educational Symposium for the Clinical Medical Physicist

2006 SEAAPM Symposium

Thaddeus A. Wilson and Robert Wilson, Course Co-Directors

March 23-24, 2006
Holiday Inn Select
Memphis, Tennessee

Sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SEAAPM)

Symposium Faculty
Gary Barnes, PhD, FAAPM
Professor Emeritus
University of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama
Thomas Shope, PhD
Deputy Director, Division of Imaging & Applied Mathematics
CDRH/OSEL - FDA
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Walter Huda, PhD, FAAPM
Director, Radiological Physics
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York
Perry Sprawls, PhD, FAAPM
Professor Emeritus
Emory University
Montreat, North Carolina
Andrew Maidment, PhD
Chief, Physics Section
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Michael Stabin, PhD, CHP
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Phillip Rauch, MS
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan
Keith Strauss, MSc, FAAPM
Director Radiological Physics & Engineering
Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Ehsan Samei PhD
Associate Professor
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Richard Van Metter, PhD
Senior Research Physicist
Health Group Research Laboratory
Eastman Kodak Company
Washington, DC
Ralph Schaetzing, PhD
Technical Director, Digital Imaging
Marketing, Americas
Agfa Corporation
Greenville, South Carolina
Lou Wagner, PhD, FAAPM
Professor
University of Texas Medical Center
Houston, Texas

Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Symposium Registration & Ice Breaker

Thursday, March 23, 2006

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Thaddeus Wilson
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Medical Image Characteristics and Quality Factors
Perry Sprawls
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A comparison of screen/film and digital imaging: image processing, image quality, and dose
Ralph Schaetzing
10:00 AM-10:30 AM
Morning Break

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Optimization in Fluoroscopy
Phillip Rauch
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Dose and Image Quality in CT
Walter Huda
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Optimization of Dose and Image Quality in Pediatric Radiology
Keith Strauss
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Afternoon Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Nuclear Medicine and Dosimetry Considerations
Michael Stabin
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fetal Dose
Lou Wagner

Friday, March 24, 2006

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00AM - 9:00 AM
NEQ and other Metrics of Image Quality
Andrew Maidment
9:00AM - 10:00 AM
Effective Dose and Diagnostic Radiology
Walter Huda
10:00 AM-10:30 AM
Morning Break

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Workstations and Image Quality in Radiology
Ehsan Samei
11:30AM - 12:30AM
Patient Doses from Radiology in the U.S. - What do we know?
Tom Shope
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Lunch

1:30PM - 2:30 PM
Optimization in Film/Screen and Digital Mammography
Gary Barnes
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Determination and Optimization of Dose in Digital Projection Imaging
Richard Van Metter



Meeting Schedule

Program Director: Thaddeus A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Coordinator: George David, Secretary

Friday, March 24, 2006

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Optimization in Film/Screen and Digital Mammography
Gary Barnes, Ph.D.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Determination and Optimization of dose in Digital Projection Imaging
Richard Van Metter, Ph.D.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Afternoon Break in Commercial Exhibit Area

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tomotherapy Update
Ken Ruchala
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Future of CT Dosimetry - "death to the pencil chamber"
Robert Dixon, Ph.D.
6 PM - 9:30 PM
Night Out at the Pink Palace

Saturday, March 25, 2006

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7:30 AM - 8 AM
Continental Breakfast

8 AM - 8:30 AM
Digital Radiography: Status and Future Directions
Gary Keyes, Ph.D.
8:30 AM - 9 AM
PET Shielding (TG-108)
Sharon White, Ph.D.
9 AM - 9:30 AM
MOC Update (TG-127)
Mike Yester, Ph.D.
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
After the Discovery, Roentgen's Investigation of Eine Neue Art von Strahlen
Perry Sprawls, Ph.D.
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning Break in Commercial Exhibit Area

10:30 AM - 11 AM
IMRT Update
Richard Popple, Ph.D.
11 AM - 11:30 AM
HIFU Update
Narendra Sanghvi
11:30 AM - 12 PM
Best Chapter Paper Presentation

12 PM - 1 PM
Luncheon for Chapter Meeting Registrants

1 PM - 2:15 PM
Business Meeting, Election Results, and Awards Presentations