The Medical Physicist and Cancer Care: Transcending Your Comfort Zone

Publication Date : 01/07/2022

Publication link : 10.53011/JMRO.2022.01.09

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Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 3
(07 - 2022)

Abstract :

Professor M. Saiful Huq is an esteemed Medical Physicist, Past-President of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and the Director of Medical Physics Division for the UPMC CancerCenter. Dr. Huq is responsible for the development of scientific activities of a large group of physicists and management of clinical medical physics operations of 21 cancer centers in western Pennsylvania, USA. He has served as an expert on many International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) initiatives, developing various documents (example, author of IAEA TRS398 CoP, author of IAEA/AAPM CoP on small field dosimetry, Member of the IAEA research project "Testing the recommendations of the IAEA AAPM Code of Practice for the Dosimetry of Static Small Photon Fields" ) which provide guidance to the worldwide radiotherapy community regarding various aspects of cancer therapy using external beam radiation.

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