BIR Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging

The BIR Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging SIG is a multidisciplinary team of dedicated and passionate nuclear medicine physicians, radionuclide radiologists, radiologists, radiographers, technologists, clinical scientists/physicists, radiopharmacists, and other clinical practitioners. 

The SIG promotes and facilitates teaching and research in nuclear medicine and molecular Imaging. The committee regularly organises scientific meetings to meet the educational needs of medical imaging professionals (from trainees through to consultants).

Webpage photo 2020 

Image taken at the annual Theranostics event in 2019

Management group members


Latest  SIG News   - March 2021

The SIG management group’s first meeting of the year in early March took place via videoconference and was well attended and productive. 

Upcoming events

  • A meeting on Dementia is planned for 4 October 2021 – more information available soon.
  • SPECT CT –we hope to be able to organise a face to face event in early 2022 
  • A follow up State-of-the-Art event is also planned early 2022– January 2022 (SN)
  • Also of interest to this SIG will be the virtual event – Current Trends in Nuclear Cardiology taking placce 3 June 2021. The BIR will be working in association with American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. 

Recent events held

The SIG organised three virtual meetings during 2021:


  • Do view the suite of PET-CT webinars that is available on our Online Learning Library.
  • A new series of webinars on radionuclide therapy is also in progress – more details will follow.

Other BIR activities and resources

  • Pre-funded Open access publishing- you can now publish your work in BJR or DMFR at no cost to you as long as the corresponding author is affiliated to a participating university. Find out more here
  • The BIR has launched a series of video courses and the first two are now available to purchase:   Radiation Safety 2021 and Dose 2021 Part 1 “Understanding the principles of optimisation and safety”.   Dose 2021 Part 2 “Optimisation and safety in practice” will follow in a few weeks. Special rates for BIR members and group packages are available. The next course we are working on, with help from this SIG, is PET-CT.      
  • Check out the BIR’s impressive collection of videos and courses in the Online Learning Library (OLL). Pay per view will be available for all our events soon.
  • The 2020 Annual Congress was adapted to a virtual format and was the most successful to date. If you missed it, many of the presentations can be found in the Online Learning Library



Events and activities

Upcoming events:

Dementia - 4 October 2021 






Why Dr Gnanasegaran joined the BIR
Why Dr Gnanasegaran joined the BIR

"The BIR is a fantastic organisation which encourages members to bring out their best talents.  It's a great place for interaction and networking and it provides an excellent platform to share your experience and expertise."

Dr Gopi Gnanasegaran
Consultant Physician in Nuclear Medicine
Guys and St Thomas' Hospital

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