Congratulations to the top 5 winning cases:
Rasmussen’s encephalitis (Top Case)
Valentina Ferrer Valencia, MD, Research Fellow, Department of Radiology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Metachronous Multifocal Giant Cell tumor
Nadeen Abu Ata, M.D, Radiology Faculty, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Langerhans cell histiocytosis
Hwan Lee, MD, Radiology Resident, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
High risk ganglioneuroblastoma, 64/67Cu-SARTATE theranostic treatment
Neeta Pandit-Taskar, MD, Radiology Faculty, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Hepatic gastrinoma, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Dr. Piyush Aggarwal, MD, Nuclear Medicine Resident, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
It is with great honor and excitement that I assume the role of Pediatric SNMMI President. As we navigate through unprecedented times, our dedication to pediatric nuclear medicine remains unwavering. Our mission to enhance the practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in children drives us forward, and I am committed to leading our community towards new horizons.
Pediatric nuclear medicine plays a vital role in the healthcare of children. We have witnessed the immense impact our field has on early disease detection, personalized treatment plans, and improved outcomes for young patients. As the President of Pediatric SNMMI, my objective is to foster collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing among our members. By promoting research initiatives and providing educational resources, we can continue advancing the field, ensuring the highest standard of care for children worldwide.
I strongly believe that pediatric nuclear medicine truly shines when we work together as a united front. My vision for the coming years is to strengthen the global pediatric nuclear medicine community by fostering relationships with international organizations and encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations. By leveraging our collective expertise and resources, we can expand our reach, advocate for pediatric patients, and influence policy decisions that positively impact the health of children. Let us strive for excellence, lead with compassion, and embrace innovation, ensuring that every child receives the best care possible. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to pediatric nuclear medicine, and I look forward to an impactful year ahead.
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.
Pediatric Blood and Cancer Resources-COG Diagnostic Imaging Supplement
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
Gastric emptying of milk in infants and children up to 5 years of age: normative data and influencing factors
SNMMI Procedure Standard/EANM Practice Guideline on Pediatric 18F-FDG PET/CT for Oncology 1.0
Pediatric Solid Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy: Normative Value Guidelines and Nonstandard Meal Alternatives
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pediatric Imaging Council CE Sessions
Saturday, February 3, 2024, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm ET
Pediatric Imaging – Tips for Imaging Optimization and Diagnosis
Pediatric Imaging Council Resources
2023 SNMMI Annual Meeting PIC Education Sessions
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Categorical – Molecular Imaging of Inflammation and Infection: Today and Tomorrow (co-sponsored with GCNMC)
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Boost Your Brain Metabolism and Knowledge with Interactive Difficult and Interesting Nuclear Medicine Cases (co-sponsored with AC)
Sunday, June 25, 2023, 12:30 – 1:45 pm CT
Gastrointestinal Imaging in Pediatrics
Tuesday, June 27, 2:00 – 3:15 pm CT
State of the Art of NM and MI of the Brain for Children and Adolescents (co-sponsored with BIC)