The AANMS (Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists ) is the peak body representing nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in Australia and New Zealand. The Association was formerly known as the Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine (ANZAPNM).

Ordinary Members of the AANMS must be actively practising nuclear medicine, and must be Fellows of either the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).

The AANMS has a range of objectives that include: promotion and advancement of the practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, the development and delivery of practice and training site accreditation programs, research coordination, training and CPD program development, trainee support, referrer education, representation of the specialty at Commonwealth and State levels and close involvement in all matters concerning the sustainability of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, including liaison with a range of organisations such as ANSTO and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM).

In supporting quality nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, the AANMS's Members and Fellows follow a Code of Conduct.

The AANMS is a not-for-profit organisation and is governed by a Board that is elected biannually by the membership. A copy of the Association's Constitution can be viewed here.


Reigstration is now open for the 2015 AANMS Symposium:  Thyroid Cancer Update, which is part of the AANMS Masterclass Series.  The Symposium will be held at North Shore Private Hospital Conference Centre, St Leonards, over 15 / 16 November 2015.  The Symposium sessions are on Monday, 16 November, with an optional dinner and Pre-Symposium discussion on Sunday, 15 November.  The keynote speaker will be Professor Mike Tuttle, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

The Program and registration form can be downloaded from the following links:

Symposium Program

Registration Form

The AANMS is pleased to present this Symposium with the support of Genzyme A Sanofi Company.

NEW: Positions Available

New South Wales

Key PET/CT leadership role
Covering the Riverina and Border Region of NSW Nuclear Medicine and PET services

Regional Imaging (part of the I-MED Network) is currently looking for a qualified and experienced Nuclear Medicine Specialist based in Albury, NSW.  This is a fantastic opportunity to lead our PET/CT and nuclear medicine service in North East Victoria/Southern New South Wales.

Regional Imaging is focused on providing a 'world's best' diagnostic service to referring doctors, patients and our partner hospitals.

The Albury Nuclear Medicine service has 1 x Siemens Symbia T SPECT/CT and operates 5 days per week,  located in a busy Public Hospital location. The PET/CT service was established in November 2013 and is rapidly expanding - currently the service operates 3 days per week with plans to offer 4 days per week. Our Wagga Wagga Nuclear Medicine services boasts 1 x Siemens Dual Head Ecam and 1 x GE Discovery 670 SPECT/CT which operates 5 days per week, co-located with a large Private Hospital. The Griffith service has 1 x Siemens Dual Head Ecam and operates 2 days a week at the moment with room to expand (Monday and Tuesday), and is co-located with a Public Hospital.

Working with a dedicated and highly professional Nuclear Medicine team, the role will be a challenging and rewarding one. An attractive remuneration package is on offer for the right candidate. Full time and part time applications will be accepted.

Please contact:

Matthew Bellairs, Operations Manager, Regional Imaging:
matthew.bellairs[at]regionalimaging.com.au, for further details,  or email careers[at]i-med.com.au


The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, has a full-time position available for a Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Physician.  Applications close on 19 October 2015; details can be found in the flyer.

Lake Imaging, Ballarat, has a position for Director of Cancer Imaging (Radiology); details can be found in the flyer.

AANMS Submission to Review of Medicines and Medical Devices

As advised in the President's address to the 2015 AANMS Annual General Meeting on 18 April 2015, the AANMS has made a submission to the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices earlier this year.  A copy of the submission can be downloaded here.  The submission contains several attachments, as follows; each attachment can be downloaded from the link:

Article by Silberstein EB, Journal of Nuclear Medicine

Letter from the AANMS to the TGA, February 2013

Letter from the AANMS to the TGA, May 2014.

International Molecular Imaging Symposium, Adelaide, 28 October 2015

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) will present the inaugural International Molecular Imaging Symposium in Adelaide on Wednesday, 28 October 2015.  Please see the flyer for details; registration can be made at: http://www.plevin.com.au/IMIS2015/.

ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 - Update

The ANZSNM Annual Scientific Meeting for 2016 will be held in Rotorua, New Zealand over 22 - 25 April 2016.  Registration and abstract submission will open on 23 October 2015.  Information about transfers between Auckland and Rotorua, and other updates, can be found at this link:  ANZSNM ASM Update 1, September 2015.

For other information and to register, please visit the Meeting website at:  www.anzsnm2016.com

Nuclear Medicine Training Sites for 2015 and 2016

A list of sites accredited for advanced training in nuclear medicine for 2015 can be found here.

A list of sites accredited for advanced training in nuclear medicine for 2016 can be found here.

Prospective trainees should check with the training committee, the Advanced Training Committee (formerly known as the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee [JSAC]) in Nuclear Medicine of the RACP and the RANZCR to ensure that their proposed training site will meet their training requirements.  The ATC can be contacted via the RACP at nuclearmedicine[at]racp.edu.au.


The ANZSNM's Requirements for PET Accreditation (Instrumentation & Radiation Safety) 2012, 2nd Edition, are now available here.


Nuclear medicine specialists who intend to do training in positron emission tomography (PET) must ensure that they submit an application for prospective approval of their PET training to the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee (JSAC) of the RACP and the RANZCR.

All PET training must be prospectively approved by the JSAC in order for this training to be accredited. Following completion of accredited PET training, the nuclear medicine specialist must then apply for credentialling for PET in order that Medicare payments can be made to patients for PET services.

To enquire about prospective approval of PET training and obtain the relevant forms, please contact the RACP at NuclearMedicine[at]racp.edu.au or phone 02 8247 6279.

Following completion of PET training, specialists must also ensure they obtain credentialling for PET in order that Medicare payments can be made for their PET services. For PET credentialling queries, please see the following:

Information for PET credentialling

Application form for PET credentialling


Information prepared by the AANMS for doctors requesting nuclear medicine procedures and for patients referred for either a nuclear medicine procedure or for nuclear medicine therapy can be found at the following links; each leaflet can be downloaded in a version for mobile devices and a version for printing/desktop.

Referrer Information


Referrer's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - version for mobile devices

Referrer's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - printable/desktop version

Patient Information

ptinfo_new_print_iconsmall Patient's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - version for mobile devices

Patient's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - printable/desktop version


therapy_new_print_iconsmall Nuclear Medicine Therapy Guide - version for mobile devices

Nuclear Medicine Therapy Guide - printable/desktop version.

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