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
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 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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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
Pediatric Imaging Council Resources