[Nuclear medicine in Europe: education]

D. Hellwig, L. Freudenberg, F. Mottaghy, C. Franzius, T. Krause, I. Garai, M. Biermann, T. Grüning, T. Leitha and M. Gotthardt

Klinik für Nuklearmedizin, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg, Germany.



The technical developments that have taken place in the preceding years (PET, hybrid imaging) have changed nuclear medicine. The future cooperation with radiologists will be challenging as well as positioning nuclear medicine in an European context. It can also be expected that education in nuclear medicine will undergo a harmonization process in the states of the European Union. In this paper, we describe how nuclear medicine education is organized in several European countries. We aim to stimulate constructive discussions on the future development of the specialization in nuclear medicine in Germany.