51st AAPM Annual Meeting
John P. Winston, Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection, Meadville, PA, 16335-3481, US
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AbstractID: 12047 Title: Current State Regulatory Issues for Medical Physicists
Current State Regulatory Issues for Medical Physicists
Presented by Debbie Gilley, CRCPD Liaison to AAPM and John P. Winston, Past
Chairperson of the CRCPD
Dynamic change is occurring at a rapid pace in both the medical and regulatory
communities. Some of the impacts from these changes include new diagnostic and
therapeutic modalities and increased attention to source security and the impact on the
way medical physicists conduct their business in medical facilities across the nation.
This presentation will address three pressing issues of interest to the medical physicists.
The first is the attention to improving the security of radioactive material due to
regulatory enhancement. Medical physicists will be informed about activities that are in
progress to assist these facilities with improving the security of radioactive material used
in medicine. The second topic will be the status of the suggested rule development
process within CRCPD highlighting changes in regulations in Healing Arts,
Radioisotopes in Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Credentialing of Qualified Medical
Users. The last category is the progress made by the regulatory community to develop a
standardized protocol for inspection CR/DR imaging equipment.
This is an informational sharing topic that will allow the attendee to understand the
complexity and direction the regulatory community is taking to address these varied
topics and understand the impact these regulatory decisions will have on their medical
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