On Wednesday 7 November 2018, the IAEA will join medical physicists around the world and the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) in celebrating the 6th International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP). The theme of this year’s event is ‘Medical Physics for Patient Benefit’.
To mark the date, the IAEA’s Division of Human Health will host a webinar entitled ‘The Journey of an Ionization Chamber’. In medical physics – the field in which physics concepts, methods and theories are applied to the needs of medicine – ionization chambers are used to measure the accuracy of dose delivery. The webinar will guide participants through the typical path a chamber follows, from calibration to the radiotherapy department of a hospital. The journey will highlight the synergy between Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratories (SSDL) and hospitals, describing how accuracy in calibration relates to the work of the Clinically Qualified Medical Physicist (CQMP) and the importance of this interaction for safe, quality and effective patient healthcare. Speakers will include representatives of the IAEA Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics Section and IOMP President Professor Madan Rehani.
IDMP pre-celebration information