The radiologist and nuclear medicine: Third edition

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This document addresses the specific issues related to radiologists working in a nuclear medicine environment.

The purpose of this document is to guide Fellows and members of The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), clinical and medical directors and regional specialty advisers in job planning and at appointment committees.

Detailed guidance already exists from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) regarding all consultants who undertake substantial commitments within nuclear medicine departments. This document is designed for radiology consultants working in smaller departments who have flexible commitments to nuclear medicine and those involved in larger departments that provide a wider range of services fuelled by the rapid growth in hybrid imaging (single-photon emission tomography-computed tomography [SPECT-CT], PET-CT and photon emission tomography-magnetic resonance [PET-MR]), nuclear cardiology and to a lesser extent radionuclide therapy. More detailed guidance on PET-CT is also available.