Nuclear medicine is the medical specialty that uses radioactive isotopes for diagnosis and treatment.
Nuclear medicine specialists are fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and complete post-Fellowship training at RACP or the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). They work with nuclear medicine technologists, accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine.
The Australia & New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine) (ANZAPNM) represents the specialty of nuclear medicine in Australia. According to ANZAPNM, there are 350 specialists working in this field.
Nuclear medicine practices are accredited by an approved accreditor. The bulk of radiopharmaceuticals are supplied by ANSTO Health, a fully owned division of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
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