History of the RSEA

Although established in 2000, the RSEA was formally incorporated in 2002 with the charge of being a professional, technical, and educational nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of service engineers specializing in radiotherapy systems.
In the late 90’s, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (or AAPM) recognized the need for an independent engineer association in the late 90’s.  Dr. Kenneth Hogstrom, Chief Physicist at MD Anderson led the effort as the President of AAPM. He created a committee to help organize in-house engineers. This effort led to the RSEA’s introduction to the oncology community in Chicago at the 2000 AAPM annual meeting. The interest in the RSEA was immediate, with over 40 engineers joining that meeting. We sincerely appreciate the trust and support from the AAPM community – it is an integral connection to the RSEA’s past, present, and future success.

Our Mission

To engage and connect the global service community to have a lasting positive impact on the quality of treatments that patients receive.

Our Value Proposition

I. Collaboration
Define how we communicate and collaborate as a community.

II. Community
Lead the drive towards building a global service community focused around the radiotherapy service engineer community.

III. Certification
Set view/vision for what “certification” means to our community.

IV. Career
Provide perspective on being a radiotherapy engineer as a profession (…not just a job).

Our Vision

To expand membership to over 250 engineers by 2023.