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Nuclear Medicine Physics on-line seminars

The IAEA has a long history of producing and publishing teaching and training materials in nuclear medicine physics. One example is the Nuclear Medicine Physics Handbook, which provides a comprehensive overview of modern nuclear medicine. Additional training materials, in the form of teaching slides, have been developed for each chapter of the handbook.

In the pursuit of continuous education and training of medical physicists and other health professionals involved in nuclear medicine, 9 on-line seminars have been produced on topics related to the physics of nuclear medicine imaging, as well as image quality optimization and quality assurance. The on-line seminars may be accessed through the following links:

  1. Basic Principles of the Gamma Camera [Download]
  2. SPECT and PET Reconstruction [Download]
  3. Optimisation in Nuclear Medicine Imaging [Download]
  4. Optimisation of Paediatric Nuclear Medicine Imaging [Download]
  5. SPECT and SPECT/CT Artefacts [Download]
  6. PET and PET/CT Artefacts [Download]
  7. PET/MR Physics [Download]
  8. Quality Control of Non-Imaging Equipment [Download]
  9. Nuclear Medicine Imaging QC [Download]


The production of this on-line seminar was supported by Belgium, through the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) project: Enhancing education and training programmes in human health through quality assurance in higher education.


The mention of names of specific companies or products does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of the IAEA.


This teaching video series was developed by John Dickson, PhD (University College London Hospitals, UK). The IAEA staff member responsible for this activity is Gian Luca Poli, PhD from the Section of Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics (DMRP) of the Division of Human Health at the IAEA. Videos were edited and finalized by Theocharis Berris (DMRP, IAEA).

Additional training material on physics and QA in nuclear medicine

The reader is referred to additional training material in nuclear medicine physics available on Human Health Campus and Radiation Protection of Patients: