Physics modules

Presented by RSNA and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the RSNA/AAPM Online Physics Modules explore important physics concepts identified in the AAPM curriculum.

These self-guided modules are designed to supplement physics education during radiology residency and assist with continued self-study. Modules are not intended to be the primary or sole source of information for residents preparing for board exams.

Physics modules are available to RSNA members and AAPM members as a membership benefit. RSNA membership is free for residents and fellows.

Module topics

  • Fundamentals
  • Basic imaging science and technology
  • Radiation biology
  • Radiation protection
  • Projection x-ray imaging
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Computed tomography
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Nuclear medicine

Developed by a team that includes at least one physicist and one radiologist, the modules undergo ongoing peer review to continually improve content and quality.

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Additional physics resources

Visit RadioGraphics American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Diagnostic Radiology Residents Physics Curriculum Article Indexa free study guide comprised of RadioGraphics journal articles that cover material particularly relevant to components of the radiology residency physics curriculum.