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British Nuclear Medicine Society Celebrates 50 years with an anniversary book release

The British Nuclear Medicine Society will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Society during its Annual Spring Meeting in Birmingham. To mark the occasion BNMS have published a book “A History of the Development of Radionuclide Studies in the UK” recording the research of pioneers in nuclear medicine, bringing together the history and scientific achievements in the UK over the past 50 years and more. Nuclear medicine covers medical diagnostic investigational and therapeutic use of ‘unsealed’ radionuclides. Read more here

ERS Publications - Imaging

Title: Imaging, edited by R. Graham Barr, David G. Parr and Jens Vogel-Claussen

ERS monograph

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has published “Imaging” as part of its ERS Monograph book series. The book’s editors, R. Graham Barr, David G. Parr and Jens Vogel-Claussen, have compiled a book that comprehensively covers this key area of screening and diagnosis, which is often an area of debate with regard to safety and overuse.


The book considers imaging from two different angles: methodology and safety; and the use of imaging in the respiratory field. Leading international authors provide chapters on: safety issues in CT and MRI, the risks of thoracic CT, MRI methods, radionuclide imaging, chest radiography, COPD, cystic fibrosis, asthma, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, and much more.


To find out more about Imaging and the ERS Monograph, visit

ERS members can access content for free. Print copies can be purchased from

Prof Wendy Tindale awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list

The BNMS would like to congratulate Professor Wendy Tindale, Scientific director, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Clinical director, NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Cooperative on being awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2014 for services to Healthcare.
Professor Tindale was Honorary Secretary of the BNMS 2003 – 2006.

RCP Consultant Census

The Medical WorkForce Unit have recently sent out the 2013 Consultant Census online form to all consultant physicians in the UK in a variety of medical specialties. 
Reminder letter available to view here

Safety Notice from Philips about Adac, Argus and Cirrus Gamma cameras

See important safety notice from Philips.

pdfPhilips Announcement

Further information from Philips about this is expected soon.

GE Camera Alert Update 10th July

GE confirmed to the BNMS on Tuesday 9th July that their engineers have started checking equipment . Priority is being given to single camera sites .

Sites with the Discovery series will have to wait until later in the week (Thursday onwards) as GE are waiting for instructions for this camera type

INCAPS-The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear Cardiology Protocol Survey Study - Invitation to Participate

The BNMS in association with the BNCS would encourage participation in this important survey of Nuclear Cardiology practice.