SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council (PIC) Imaging Case Competition

The SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council will be hosting its inaugural Imaging Case Competition at this year’s SNMMI Annual Meeting, which takes place June 24-27, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois.

Instructions | Example Case | Deadline: April 14, 2023

Case Criteria:
  • Case competition submissions should include nuclear medicine studies in the pediatric population, but can also include additional relevant diagnostic/interventional images.
  • Types of cases to consider submitting range from classic cases, unusual/uncommon cases, interesting artifacts or medication-effects, etc.
  • There is no limit to the number of cases you can submit. You do not need to be an SNMMI member to submit cases.
Top 5 winning cases:
  • Showcased at the 2023 SNMMI Annual Meeting
  • Free registration to the SNMMI Annual Meeting (Top case first author only)
  • Cash Prize: $100 per case (Top 3 cases)
  • Chance to be published in either Clinical Nuclear Medicine or the SNMMI PIC Newsletter
  • Membership to the SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council (for SNMMI members)

Dear colleagues,

I would like to personally welcome you to the Pediatric Imaging Council (PIC). I have the honor to succeed Dr. Victor Seghers as President and am grateful for his insight and leadership.  I would also like to thank Dr. Ruth Lim, the prior Immediate Past President, for her enthusiasm, guidance and dedication to our Council and the SNMMI.

I have been a member of the PIC for over 20 years and have benefitted from the opportunity to develop my academic identity and share my research and clinical interests as well as develop a network of colleagues from around the globe with shared interests. I continue to be humbled by the many dedicated members who volunteer and contribute their knowledge of and passion for nuclear medicine to provide high quality and safe imaging to children in addition to advancing the application of novel diagnostic tools and therapies. Member initiated creation of guidelines and best practices in collaboration with organizations such as the European Association of Nuclear Medicine and the Image Gently Alliance are endeavors encouraged and supported by the PIC.  I find these resources incredibly useful for my daily practice as well as for use as educational tools for technologists, trainees, and patients and their parents.

The creation of educational programs is one of my passions.  Membership in the PIC has given me the opportunity to guide educational programming and allows me to share pediatric imaging practice and innovation with other learners. Through the active participation of our membership we have contributed high quality Categorical and Continuing Education sessions at both the SNMMI Annual and Mid-Winter Meetings.  Co-sponsorship of sessions with other councils has fostered the education of the broader SNMMI membership.

The PIC 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. A focus of my presidency will be to work with my colleagues to develop a virtual mentorship program to provide support and career advancement for our members. We welcome your passion and ideas and invite you to join our pediatric nuclear medicine community as a member of the PIC.  We value Participation, Inclusion and Collaboration.


Lisa J. States, M.D.
Pediatric Imaging Council President

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 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

The Society recognizes the need for sub-specialty interests/expertise within the field of nuclear medicine and molecular 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 implementation 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.

PIC Board of Directors
PIC Operating Procedures
PIC Business Plan
PIC Council Reports to the House of Delegates
PIC Past Presidents

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:

  1. Full access to on-line discussions related to pediatric nuclear medicine using the Pediatric NM List Server. Members may submit questions and cases, review lectures and teaching files, and have on-line discussions related to pediatric nuclear medicine. Learn more about the Pediatric NM Listserve.
  2. Pediatric Imaging Council newsletter is available to all members
  3. Annual Pediatric Imaging Council meeting
  4. Annual Pediatric Imaging Council No-Host Dinner (no cost to the Council)
  5. Participation in SNMMI continuing medical education activities and categorical courses
  6. Access to SNMMI Pediatric Imaging Council web page: Updates related to on-going Council activities
  7. Updates on dose reduction efforts in pediatric nuclear medicine (including PET/CT and SPECT/CT)

Learn more about the specific benefits the PIC council has to offer by emailing


PIC Announcements

2023 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting

January 26-28, 2023 | San Francisco, CA

The 2023 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting—January 26-28 in San Francisco, CA—will feature three educational tracks highlighting the latest innovations and techniques in the field, including a dedicated track on neuroimaging.

Meeting website 

PIC CE Sessions

Molecular Imaging of Fever of Unknown Origin in Adults and Children (co-sponsored by the GCNMC)
Saturday, January 28, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Pediatric Renal Scintigraphy for Evaluation of Urinary Tract Obstruction - Why, When, and How to do it
Friday, January 27, 1:15 – 3:15 pm

Join the Pediatric Imaging Council

Council membership is voluntary. Society members are eligible for council membership, and can belong to as many councils as they wish. The Pediatric Imaging Council dues are $20.00. Join this council

Pediatric Imaging Council Resources

Pediatric Imaging Council Resources

NEW - Ped Rad Remote Learning Material

Pediatric Imaging Council Activities

2022 SNMMI Annual Meeting PIC Education Sessions 

Monday, June 13; 10:00 – 11:30 am 
CE27:  Pediatric PET Imaging – What’s New? 

Tuesday, June 14; 3:00 - 4:30 pm 
CE42: Radiopharmaceutical Therapy in Pediatrics