American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
The AAPM is a scientific and professional organization, founded in 1958 composed of more than 7500 scientists whose clinical practice is dedicated to ensuring accuracy, safety and quality in the use of radiation in medical procedures such as medical imaging and radiation therapy.
The mission of AAPM is advancing medicine through excellence in the science, education and professional practice of medical physics; a broad-based scientific and professional discipline which encompasses physical principles with applications in biology and medicine. With 8812 members in 98 countries, AAPM supports the Medical Physics community with a focus on advancing patient care through education, improving safety and efficacy of radiation oncology and medical imaging procedures through research, and the maintenance of professional standards. AAPM has a staff of 30 and an annual budget of 11.2M, and is located at 1631 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Improving health through medical physics.
Advancing medicine through excellence in the science, education and professional practice of medical physics.