A Day in the Life of Australian Nuclear Medicine

1 May 2018

In Australia, over 500,000 nuclear medicine procedures are performed annually.

Australia is fortunate to have a modern, state of the art nuclear reactor in Sydney, run by ANSTO (the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation), to produce much of the radiotracers needed for these procedures. Transporting the short-lived radiotracers to all parts of the vast continent of Australia presents challenges. This video follows a day in the life of nuclear medicine in Australia in
both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

This video has been produced by ANSTO and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM) was founded in 1969 and is the major professional society representing those practising Nuclear Medicine in Australia and New Zealand with over 1000 members in over 250 nuclear medicine facilities. The Society includes Physicians/Radiologists, Physicists, Radiopharmaceutical Scientists, Technologists, Nurses and others interested in the practice of Nuclear Medicine. The ANZSNM is the major provider of ongoing education and professional development for its members.

The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

ANSTO is Australia's national nuclear organisation. Its functions and activities are set down by the ANSTO Act 1987. ANSTO is a statutory authority with its own Board and reports to the Australian Parliament. ANSTO Health supplies more than 85 per cent of the nuclear medicine used in hospitals and medical practices across Australia. Each week ANSTO Health delivers over 10,000 patient doses of potentially lifesaving nuclear medicines within Australia.

To learn more about the work done in Nuclear Medicine in Australia, visit http://www.anzsnm.org.au/