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 clinical scientists/physicists, radiopharmacists, and clinical practitioners.  


Pictured from left: Vicki Parkin, Dan McGowan, Cherry Sit, Amy Eccles, Connor Ferris, Allison Craig, Shaunak Navalkissoor (Chair) and Glafkos Havariyoun.

Specialists within the disciplines, such as clinical radionuclide imaging, and molecular radiotherapy, education and research are also represented in the group.

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).

Within the BIR, the group advises the BIR council on matters or documents relating to radionuclide imaging (conventional and hybrid imaging) and radionuclide therapies.  In addition, it advises on documents from other professional bodies. 


Management group members


Update from June SIG meeting

The group had met on 28 June 2019. The main items discussed were:

  • The Sharing Platform was progressing well and all was on track to launch this excellent new membership benefit in late September. This should prove to be a great help to members, giving access to a number of resources like guidance documents, policy documents and templates. 
  • They were advised about the online video project which was being developed. This is another exciting new project which will provide a series of online modules covering a range of subjects. It is planned to launch the first module on Radiation Safety in January, followed by a module on dose and MRI Safety.
  • BJR – we are happy to report that the journal’s Impact Factor has increased to 1.939
  • BIR Annual Congress 2019 – taking place on 7/8 November 2019 at etc Venues, County Hall London.  Spaces are booking up fast so reserve your place soon!

Events Planned:

  • Dementia Imaging – 20 September 2019 (organised by Dr Amy Eccles and Dr Rak Ganatra)
  • SPECT CT – 7 February 2020 in London
  • Annual Theranostics  - date tbc
  • IDUG –  will take place in Autumn 2020 in Oxford


PET CT webinars– this series of webinars is due to launch at the end of September – watch out for further details.







Events and activities

Upcoming events:

Dementia Imaging 2019



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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