Anniversary Paper: A sampling of novel technologies and the role of medical physicists in radiation oncology

Stephen Balter, James M. Balter
2008 Medical Physics (Lancaster)  
Physicists have and continue to play a major role in the creation and introduction of novel technology into medical care. This review covers some of the highlights of contributions of medical physicists to the field of radiation oncology during the history of the AAPM. While not comprehensive, the broad scope of developments and their impact hints at the importance of the medical physicist in advancing the field in the past, present, and future.
doi:10.1118/1.3021006 pmid:19175121 fatcat:6ol45fetzfa57fwaamwqb4rcsu