The AANMS (Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists ) is the peak body representing nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in Australia and New Zealand. The Association was formerly known as the Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine (ANZAPNM).

Ordinary Members of the AANMS must be actively practising nuclear medicine, and must be Fellows of either the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).

The AANMS has a range of objectives that include: promotion and advancement of the practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, the development and delivery of practice and training site accreditation programs, research coordination, training and CPD program development, trainee support, referrer education, representation of the specialty at Commonwealth and State levels and close involvement in all matters concerning the sustainability of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, including liaison with a range of organisations such as ANSTO and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM).

In supporting quality nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, the AANMS's Members and Fellows follow a Code of Conduct.

The AANMS is a not-for-profit organisation and is governed by a Board that is elected biannually by the membership. A copy of the Association's Constitution can be viewed here

2019 AANMS Cross-Sectional Anatomy Course, Melbourne, 10 - 12 May 2019:  Registration Now Open

The 2019 AANMS Cross-Sectional Anatomy Course will be held over Friday 10 May to Sunday 12 May 2019 inclusive at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Registration is open to all interested medical practitioners and medical trainees (please note that this Course is suitable for medical practitioners and medical trainees only).  The Course is run biennially, and will not be run again until 2021. For further information and to register, please open the linked documents below:

2019 CSA Course Aims & Objectives

2019 CSA Course Flyer and Program (program is on p.2)

2019 CSA Course Registration Form

2019 CSA Course Accommodation Information

Please note that places are limited, so please register a.s.a.p. if you would like to attend.  Registration closes on 10 April 2019 unless all places are filled prior to this date.

ANZSNM 49th Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, 26 - 28 April 2019 - Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open

The 49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the ANZSNM will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre over 26 - 28 April 2019.  Online registration and abstract submission is now open; to register please go to:  http://www.anzsnmconference.com/ANZSNM2019/registration.html.

Earlybird registration closes on 17 March 2019.  Standard registration closes on 14 April 2019.  Late registration is open after 14 April 2019.  The abstract submission deadline is 25 January 2019.

ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Training Course, Melbourne, 23 - 24 March 2019

The next ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Training Course will be held at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne over 23 - 24 March 2019.  Registration closes on 22 February 2019 unless the Course is fully booked prior to this date.  Late registration (incurring an addiitonal fee) will run from 23 February - 8 March 2019.  For further information please see: https://www.anzbms.org.au/anzbms-bone-densitometry-course.asp.


Nuclear Medicine Training Sites for 2019

The list of accredited training sites for 2019 can be found here.

Prospective trainees should check with the training committee, the Committee for Joint College Training in Nuclear Medicine (formerly known as the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee [JSAC]) in Nuclear Medicine of the RACP and the RANZCR to ensure that their proposed training site will meet their training requirements. The JCTC can be contacted via the RACP at nuclearmedicine[at]racp.edu.a


The ANZSNM's Requirements for PET Accreditation (Instrumentation & Radiation Safety) 2012, 2nd Edition, are available here.


Nuclear medicine specialists who intend to do training in positron emission tomography (PET) must ensure that they submit an application for prospective approval of their PET training to the Committee for Joint College Training (JCTC) in Nuclear Medicine of the RACP and the RANZCR.

All PET training must be prospectively approved by the JCTC in order for this training to be accredited. Following completion of accredited PET training, the nuclear medicine specialist must then apply for credentialling for PET in order that Medicare payments can be made to patients for PET services.

To enquire about prospective approval of PET training and obtain the relevant forms, please contact the RACP at NuclearMedicine[at]racp.edu.au or phone 02 8247 6279.

Following completion of PET training, specialists must also ensure they obtain credentialling for PET in order that Medicare payments can be made for their PET services. For PET credentialling queries, please see the following:

Information for PET credentialling

Application form for PET credentialling


Information prepared by the AANMS for doctors requesting nuclear medicine procedures and for patients referred for either a nuclear medicine procedure or for nuclear medicine therapy can be found at the following links; each leaflet can be downloaded in a version for mobile devices and a version for printing/desktop.

Referrer Information


Referrer's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - version for mobile devices

Referrer's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - printable/desktop version

Patient Information

ptinfo_new_print_iconsmall Patient's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - version for mobile devices

Patient's Guide to Nuclear Medicine - printable/desktop version


therapy_new_print_iconsmall Nuclear Medicine Therapy Guide - version for mobile devices

Nuclear Medicine Therapy Guide - printable/desktop version.

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