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件名[IAEA] Training Curriculum for Nuclear Medicine Physicians2019-05-24 16:23:57
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IAEA Training Curriculum for Nuclear Medicine Physicians 

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The incidence and mortality associated to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is on the rise globally. 

It is expected that in the next 25 years the majority of new NCDs cases and associated deaths will 

occur in low- and middle-income countries. The increase in NCDs is related to several factors, 

including population growth, increased life expectancy and changes in lifestyle. The most frequent 

NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.

Nuclear medicine techniques have revolutionized healthcare in the past decades and have become 

of paramount importance for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health conditions, in 

particular NCDs. To reach the full potential of nuclear medicine, there is a need to train the involved 

professionals throughout their careers. However, the cornerstone of training is the specialty in nuclear 


The role of the Division of Human Health at the IAEA is to strengthen the capabilities of Member 

States (MS) to address the needs related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health 

problems through the application of nuclear techniques, including nuclear medicine. To accomplish 

this goal the IAEA provides education and training opportunities to professionals throughout their 

careers, as part of a lifelong learning process.

At present, the practice of nuclear medicine is emerging on a global scale to address its application 

in themanagement of non-communicable and communicable diseases. There is a need to harmonize 

the training programs, in order to raise the level of knowledge and competencies of nuclear medicine

specialists worldwide. Trainees come from diverse backgrounds and possess different knowledge 

and experience; hence, the training program requires an active and standardized approach to ensure 

compliance with at least the minimum standards needed to provide an optimal clinical nuclear 

medicine care.

As a promoter of optimal nuclear medicine practice, the IAEA presents this publication, Training 

Curriculum for Nuclear Medicine Physicians, which offers guidelines that are based on various 

publications, international recommendations as well as expert advice. Furthermore, it offers 

competencies that a nuclear medicine trainee needs to master as drawn from the European Union 

of Medical Specialists (UEMS) syllabus for postgraduate specialization in nuclear medicine, the 

American Board of Nuclear Medicine, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Joint Royal 

Colleges of Physicians, and the Asian Board of Nuclear Medicine, among others. Ultimately, the 

objective of this publication is to recommend a harmonized training programme for nuclear medicine 

physicians, allow trainees to develop the necessary knowledge, competencies and skills to practice

this medical specialty and to ensure a safety and quality level of clinical nuclear medicine.

The first draft of this publication was prepared during a meeting of external consultants and IAEA 

staff in Vienna in March 2017. This group included experts with ample experience not only in the 

education of medical specialists, but in the preparation of guidelines and curriculum for residency 

training in nuclear medicine in their respective countries or regions. The manuscript was subsequently 

revised by internal and external reviewers familiar with the process of training nuclear medicine 

residents. The IAEA is grateful to the authors, contributors, and reviewers as well as the European 

Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB), 

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), Asia Oceania Federation of Nuclear 

Medicine and Biology (AOFNMB), Latin American Society of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (ALASBINM), 

and the Arab Society of Nuclear Medicine (ARSNM), for their contribution and endorsement of this 

publication. The IAEA officers responsible for this publication were D. Paez, T. Pascual and F. 

Giammarile, of the Division of Human Health.