1. American Association of Physicists in Medicine
The AAPM is a scientific and professional organization, founded in 1958, composed of more than 7000 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.
2. American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
Radiation oncologists, radiation oncology nurses, medical physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and biologists comprise ASTROs more than 10,000 members, making it the largest radiation oncology organization of its kind.
Radiation therapy, sometimes called radiotherapy, is the use of various forms of radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer and other diseases. Doctors use radiation therapy to try to cure cancer, to control the growth of the cancer or to relieve symptoms, such as pain. It can be used to treat cancer in almost any part of the body, although breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer typically make up more than half of all patients receiving radiation therapy. Radiation is also used to treat several benign diseases, such as non-cancerous tumors, heart disorders and thyroid problems.
3. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Red Journal, offers authoritative articles linking new research and technologies to clinical applications. Original contributions by leading scientists and researchers include but are not limited to experimental studies of combined modality treatment, tumor sensitization and normal tissue protection, molecular radiation biology, particle irradiation, brachytherapy, treatment planning, tumor biology, and clinical investigations of cancer treatment that include radiation therapy. Technical advances related to dosimetry and conformal radiation treatment planning are also included.
4. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
The Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics (JACMP) is an applied journal, which publishes papers that will help clinical medical physicists perform their responsibilities more effectively and efficiently for the increased benefit of the patient.
5. Medical Physics Journal
Medical Physics is the scientific journal of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine
6. Physics in Medicine and Biology
The application of theoretical and practical physics to medicine, physiology and biology. Topics covered are:
* all areas of radiotherapy physics
* radiation dosimetry (ionizing and non-ionizing radiation)
* biomedical imaging (e.g. x-ray, MR, ultrasound, optical, nuclear medicine)
* image reconstruction and kinetic modelling
* image analysis and computer-aided detection
* other radiation medicine applications
* therapies (including non-ionizing radiation)
* biomedical optics
* radiation protection
* body composition.
Papers on physics with no obvious medical or biological applications, or papers which are almost entirely clinical or biological in their approach are not acceptable.
7. The American Board of Radiology
The mission of The American Board of Radiology is to serve patients, the public, and the medical profession by certifying that its diplomates have acquired, demonstrated, and maintained a requisite standard of knowledge, skill, and understanding essential to the practice of diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, and radiologic physics.
8. The British Journal of Radiology
The British Journal of Radiology is the official peer-reviewed monthly research journal of the British Institute of Radiology.
It is a multidisciplinary journal covering all clinical and technical aspects of diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy and oncology, medical physics and radiobiology. The multidisciplinary approach of the journal enables readers to keep up-to-date with developments in their own as well as related fields.
BJR is essential reading for radiologists, medical physicists, radiotherapists, radiographers and radiobiologists.