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


Dear colleagues,

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 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.

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

Attend The SNMMI 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

The SNMMI 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting will feature more than 80 sessions, as well as pre-meeting categorical seminars and industry-led satellite symposia. View sessions live as they happen, or on-demand following their live broadcast for up to the 30 days.

Plus, don't miss the opportunity to view abstract presentations and posters in the SNMMI Science Pavilion, and connect with top industry suppliers in the virtual exhibit hall!

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Early-Bird Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 29, 2021

CE15: Common Pediatric Nuclear Medicine Applications
Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:00 – 5:00 pm

CE26: The Developing Brain: Can you Interpret Pediatric Brain Imaging? (co-sponsored with the BIC)
Monday, June 14, 2021 2:00 – 3:00 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

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