Your Response Is Critical.

June 24, 2015

A discussion is taking place that could change the course of the nuclear medicine profession. If you have not already done so,
➤ Please carefully review the following information and the two linked documents and respond as soon as possible via the link at the bottom of this page.

A task force comprising members of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) is discussing

  • implementing a single combined 2+3 nuclear medicine/diagnostic radiology (NM/DR) training program resulting in a new primary NM/DR certificate and
  • eliminating the current NR fellowship programs, dissolving ABNM as an independent certifying board, and replacing it with a new NM/DR specialty under the ABR umbrella.

The task force provided a brief summary of its discussions in an April 3 statement that has been widely distributed to stakeholders for input.
➤ See ABNM/ABR Task Force Statement.

SNMMI responded to this statement on June 4 with a letter to the executive directors of the ABNM and ABR welcoming further conversation and offering to facilitate discussions and serve as an efficient conduit for all stakeholders.
➤ See SNMMI Response.

SNMMI is taking steps to foster this discussion. We urge all members to review the documents and share your feedback with SNMMI by clicking on the link below. Thank you.

Please click this link now and provide your feedback to SNMMI.


Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FACNM
SNMMI President