Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Patrick M. Colletti, M.D.
ISSN: 0363-9762
Online ISSN: 1536-0229
Frequency: 12 issues / year
Ranking: Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Imaging 15/125
Impact Factor: 3.931
Clinical Nuclear Medicine Celebrates 40 Years!

​June, 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Clinical Nuclear Medicine. The journal has come such a long way from Shelton Baum's first 41 page issue in June, 1976 to our current 88 print and 44 online pages, color images and many dozens of international authors. I recall the first article in 1976, Clinical Experience: Technetium 99m Labeled Phosphates in Myocardial Imaging, an article describing myocardial infarct imaging with pyrophosphate by Louis Perez. As a resident at the time, I had copied that article as a reference for interpreting those studies, a very typical role for our journal content. One of the advantages of publishing in Clinical Nuclear Medicine was the ability to submit images as “polaroids”, a big advantage over other journals of that era that required submission of multiple expensive professional photographs in order to be considered for publication.

We have come a long way and we have a long way to go.

Patrick M. Colletti MD
Editor in Chief

ACNM International Affairs Committee 2015 : Annual Report to the Projects Accomplished

For 2016, we would like to reach out to more colleagues and organizations in more countries.  We invite members with an interest in similar activities to contact us and become actively involved. We also invite members with personal connections with colleagues in other countries and international organizations to join us for the coming year.  ACNM IAC offers ACNM members opportunities to network with Nuclear Medicine physicians in various countries representing ACNM. Members of the ACNM also have the opportunity to be ACNM Visiting professor to different countries. This is a unique opportunity and we hope you would join us.  If you are interested, please send an email to ACNM IAC email:

Co-Chairs ACNM International Affairs Committee
David Ng, MD, MBA and Saabry Osmany, MD, FACNM

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ACNM is inviting international nuclear physicians, scientists, residents in training, nuclear pharmacists and industry to apply for full ACNM membership.

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SAM-CME Corner

Clinical Nuclear Medicine includes SAM-CME certified content that is designed to meet the educational needs of its readers. For more information on CNM SAM-CME educational offerings, visit the Lippincott CMEConnection portal to register online and take advantage of the free CNM SAM-CME opportunities. The module fulfills the requirements of the ABNM Maintenance of Certification program for 2.00 SAM credits in the Nuclear Medicine clinical category.

Time to Reject the Linear-No Threshold Hypothesis
In early February, author, Carol S. Marcus, PhD, MD submitted a petition to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to reject the linear-no threshold (LNT) hypothesis and ALARA as the bases for radiation safety regulation in the United States, using instead threshold and hormesis evidence. Her article briefly reviews the history of LNT and its use by regulators, the lack of evidence supporting LNT, and the large body of evidence supporting thresholds and hormesis. Physician acceptance of cancer risk from low dose radiation based upon federal regulatory claims is unfortunate and needs to be reevaluated. This is dangerous to patients and impedes good medical care. A link to the petition is available and support by individual physicians to publicly comment is extremely important.