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 

Update from November 2017 meeting 

The group had a productive and lively meeting on 10 Nov and discussed their upcoming events, webinar proposals, a special issue being produced for BJR and other matters:

Events coming up:

In other news:

  • Special issue for BJR on Theranostics will be published in 2018
  • The SIG is planning a series of webinars on PET CT – watch out for more details
  • Podcasts – a number of these had been recorded. Of particular interest to the SIG are some from the last SPECT CT meeting held in February 2017.
  • A report on the findings of the survey on PPRT (Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy) would be written up soon.
  • Applications are open for the BIR Siemens Research Award (closing date 311217) and the BIR IEL Make it Better Award (closing date 280218).

To give open SIG members more opportunities to get involved with events we are now trialling an “event helper” role. We would like to offer free attendance for one open SIG member at each SIG event, in exchange for helping at the event (taking photos, organising speakers etc), and submitting a post-event write-up. This will be on a ‘first come – first serve’ basis.  If you’d like to volunteer for the Theranostics Prostate Study day, contact the team at .

Our next meeting will be in March 2018. Get in touch if you have anything you would like us to discuss.


The BIR endorse the guidance written by the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) on scientific support for nuclear medicine.  This document highlights the vitally important role of clinical scientists in the nuclear medicine workforce.  The guidelines are available at: Support for NuclearMedicine Report March 2016








Events and activities

Upcoming events:

BIR Theranostics Series - Prostate Cancer - 5th February 2018 in London


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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