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Updates to the AAMD’s Scope of Practice and Practice Standards for the Medical Dosimetrist

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MDCB Credits: 1.00

ARRT Credits: 1.00

Available Until: 12/31/2024

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Presented by Brian Napolitano, MHL, CMD; Michelle Mundis, MS, CMD; John Ready, PhD, MHA, DABR; Patricia A. Sponseller, CMD and Ronald Zammuto, BS, CMD

NOTE: If you earned CE Credits for this session during the AAMD 48th Annual Meeting, you will not be eligible to earn CE Credits for it again.

The American Association of Medical Dosimetrists’ Scope of Practice of a Medical Dosimetrist and Practice Standards for the Medical Dosimetrist represent the limit of the medical dosimetrist’s experience, knowledge, and skills.These documents embody the activities medical dosimetrists can carry out within their professional role based on appropriate education, training, and experience. Medical dosimetrists must always keep within their scope of practiceto ensure they are practicing safely, lawfully, and effectively.It is critical that these documents reflect current professional practice, so periodic updates to both documents by the AAMD ensure that medical dosimetrists can accommodate and respond to the present-day needs of society.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discuss the role that the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists’ Scope of Practice of a Medical Dosimetrist and Practice Standards for the Medical Dosimetrist documents play in ensuring safe and competent healthcare practice
  2. Recognize the activities that they are permitted to perform within medical dosimetry’s scope of practice
  3. Appreciate the modifications made to ensure that these documents reflect the current scope of the professional role of medical dosimetry in alignment with various regulatory requirements and clinical practice guidelines.

Educational Level: Entry Level

Brian Napolitano, MHL, CMD, is the Director of Medical Dosimetry at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he oversees treatment planning operations for photon and proton modalities at the main campus and satellite facilities. Brian also serves as the immediate past president of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University and his Master of Healthcare Leadership degree from Brown University. Brian has been a medical dosimetrist for over twenty years.

Michelle Mundis, MS, CMD, senior proton dosimetrist at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, is passionate about further developing and advancing radiation treatment through education, research and new treatment techniques. She has over 7 years of experience in the radiation oncology field. Her career first began with a Master’s degree in Medical Physics from Georgia Institute of Technology. Upon graduating she took a position as a field service engineer with Varian Medical Systems at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) where she participated in the commissioning of MPTC’s beamline. She then transitioned to a Medical Physics Assistant position with the University of Maryland where she worked closely with physics and dosimetry faculty and staff. Having become increasingly interested in treatment planning she entered into the dosimetry training program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, graduated in June 2019, and completed her MDCB exam in January 2020. She continues to remain an employee of the University of Maryland Medical System specializing in proton planning at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center as well as often completing photon comparative and transfer plans. For over a year, Michelle has taken on the additional role of clinical coordinator for University of Maryland Medical Center’s Medical Dosimetry Program. She is also a committee member of the AAMD Membership Committee and the incoming Co-Chair for the Formal Education Committee.

John Ready, PhD, MHA, DABR, is a medical physicist at Sutter Medical Foundation in the Greater Sacramento Area, and currently holds the role of Area Director of the Neurosciences Service Line. He earned his PhD in Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Master's in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Minnesota. For the previous 5 years, John served as Technical Operations Manager in the Radiation Oncology Department, overseeing a team of 10 dosimetrists and 35 radiation therapists. In 2023, John was elected President of the Northern California Chapter of the AAPM, and also became the AAPM's liaison to the AAMD. He has been an active member of the AAPM for several years and currently serves on the AAPM's Medical Physics Education of Allied Health Professionals Committee and the Training and Practice of Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee.

Patricia A. Sponseller, CMD, is a medical dosimetrist at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She has authored and co-authored a number of publications. Her research focus is safety and incident learning.

Ronald Zammuto, BS, CMD, is the Lead Dosimetrist at the Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.


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