The Pediatric Imaging Council provides a conduit for the sharing and dissemination of information unique to pediatric nuclear medicine. It serves as a forum for individuals involved in pediatric scintigraphic imaging to meet and discuss common problems and experiences. Established to further advance the interests of pediatric imaging within the SNM, the council serves as a liaison to other pediatric imaging organizations, and to advance both research and education related to pediatric nuclear medicine.
The Pediatric Imaging Council is dedicated to the interchange of scientific and medical ideas among Society members who have interest in pediatric imaging using radiopharmaceuticals. The overall mission of the Pediatric Imaging Council is to:
(a) Provide a forum for members with similar interests
(b) Provide expertise in the field of interest to the membership
(c) Foster research and education in pediatric imaging using radiopharmaceuticals
(d) Provide outreach to other professionals and organizations
(e) Nurture new membership into the Society
(f) Serve as a resource to SNMMI Leadership
PIC President’s Message
I would like to personally welcome you to the Pediatric Imaging Council (PIC) and thank you for your interest. I have the honor to succeed Dr. Ruth Lim as President, and am grateful for her service and leadership. I would also like to thank Dr. Frederick Grant who recently ended his term as Immediate Past –President for his many years of enthusiasm and dedication to our Council.
The PIC is very special to me and has been my home within the larger SNMMI for many years. Our mission is to connect and support the many dedicated worldwide Pediatric Nuclear Medicine professionals so that we can continue to advance the quality, value, and safety of imaging provided to children. It is through the PIC that I made my first professional contacts outside of training, which has enabled me to grow and develop professionally through mentorship. It has also been a great resource for my patients, as I have been able to learn from best practices and develop an awareness of new technologies both in the clinical and research arenas.
The PIC sponsors cutting-edge, high quality Categorical and Continuing Education sessions at both the SNMMI Annual and Mid-Winter Meetings. We are a smaller but highly involved council within SNMMI, often co-sponsoring sessions with other councils in order to educate the broader SNMMI membership on the many advances in pediatric imaging and therapy. We encourage you to join our council, even if your practice deals in a smaller proportion of pediatric patients. We welcome your ideas, input, and the opportunity to engage with fellow PIC members. The support of the PIC is there for you!
Victor Seghers, MD, PhD
Pediatric Imaging Council President
The Pediatric Imaging Council works to provide the most up-to-date resources and educational offerings to its members. This section provides information on past educational offerings (sponsored by the PIC), as well as important updates and areas of interest in pediatric imaging.
EANM Guideline Pediatric Radiopharmeceutical Administered Doses
Pediatric PET/CT Imaging: Tips and Techniques
Minimizing & Communicating Radiation Risk in PIC
Radiation Risk: What You Should Know to Tell Your Patient
Administered Radiopharmaceutical Doses in Children
Improved Quality of Pediatric 123I-MiBG Images with Medium-Energy Collimators
123I-MIBG Scintigraphy and 18F-FDG PET in Neuroblastoma
Pediatric PET/CT in Lymphoma: What's the Evidence
Imaging of UTI in Children: A Tale of Two Paradigms
Current Concepts and Controversies in the Imaging Evaluation of Children with UTI
Unilateral left L5 posterior spondylolysis & right stress reaction
The Pediatric Imaging Council offers several different awards to recognize individuals within the field who have made significant contributions to pediatric imaging. The following awards are offered on a yearly basis by the council:
Majd-Gilday Young Investigator Award - The PIC Majd-Gilday YIA award was developed to recognize 2 pioneers in the pediatric imaging field who have made enormous scientific contributions to our subspecialty of pediatric nuclear medicine: Dr. Massoud Majd and Dr. David Gilday. The award will be given to young scientists for outstanding research contributions to the field of pediatric nuclear medicine. Learn more about the Majd-Gilday Young Investigator Award.
Conway-Treves Senior Investigator Award - The PIC Conway-Treves SIA award was developed to recognize 2 pioneers in the pediatric imaging field who have made enormous scientific contributions to our subspecialty of pediatric nuclear medicine: Dr. James Conway and Dr. Ted Treves. The Conway-Treves Senior Investigator Award will be given to senior scientists and physician-scientists who have contributed greatly to our subspecialty of pediatric nuclear medicine as a scientist, teacher, mentor and leader, or who have contributed substantially to the work of the Society of Nuclear Medicine or the SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council. Learn more about the Conway-Treves Senior Investigator Award.
The Society recognizes the need for sub-specialty interests/expertise within the field of nuclear medicine and moleuclar imaging. Councils provide the expertise, professional networking and educational programs for nuclear medicine professionals in respective areas and serve as a resource for development and implementatin of Society policies.
Council membership is voluntary. Councils adhere to Society Bylaws and policies, while operating under its own Operating Procedures, as approved by the House of Delegates, and its own business plan and budget, as approved by the SNMMI Board of Directors.
This section provides the following council specific information.
How to Become a Member
Membership in the Pediatric Imaging Council is limited to members of the SNMMI. Membership can be attained by indicating the desire to join during the annual renewal of the SNMMI membership or by filing an application with the Secretary of the council.
Payment of Dues
Membership in the PIC requires payment of dues in the amount of $20/year. Dues are paid to SNMMI and will be due on October 1st of each year.
Benefits of Membership:
Membership makes you a part of a professional group within the SNMMI that provides you with the following member benefits:
Learn more about the specific benefits the PIC council has to offer by emailing email@example.com
2020 Annual Meeting - PIC CE Sessions: