BIR Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging

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

Specialists within the disciplines, such as clinical radionuclide imaging, and molecular radiotherapy, education & 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


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


Latest  SIG News  - June 2018

The group had a productive and lively meeting at the end of June – highlights below:

  • BIR’s Annual Congress for 2018– the SIG  were given details on the final programme. Thispromises to be an excellent event and will cover three streams each day:
    • Day 1: MSK and Trauma Imaging; Oncology; Radiation Protection 
    • Day 2: Gastronintestinal, urological and trauma imaging; Artificial Intelligence; advanced clinical practice and leadership management.
    • Leadership Event – the BIR want to launch a new annual leadership event in 2019 and were keen to have ideas for the programme from the SIGs.  
    • Webinar series on PET CT – 4 have been recorded so far and another would be recorded in August.  Watch out for more details.
    • Case posters – there are now five case posters uploaded.


Events coming up:

  • IDUG meeting on 17 September 2019.
  • SPECT CT Event – 16 November 2018 in Birmingham.
  • Theranostic Event 8 February 2019.
  • Dementia Imaging – considering an event for later in 2019.


In other news:

  • The BIR had launched a new journal BJR|Open. As an introductory offer, there would be no article processing charges for the first few months.
  • BJR|case reports has been accepted into Pubmed Central. All articles will be entered retrospectively.
  • Special issue for BJR on Theranostics will be published later in the year.









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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