Welcome to the electronic home of the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SWC-SNMMI). The Southwestern Chapter was founded in 1956 to promote the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine and, more recently, molecular imaging. We exist to help practitioners improve patient care and advance their professional careers.
Our Medical Field
Molecular imaging is a type of medical imaging that provides detailed pictures of what is happening inside the body at the molecular and cellular level. Nuclear medicine is a type of molecular imaging that uses specialized imaging equipment and low doses of radiotracers to image disease or injury. In some cases, large doses of radiopharmaceuticals are used to provide targeted cancer therapy. Read more...
We are a regional chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Our Chapter membership consists of over 1,200 physicians, physicists, technologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, and commercial vendors who generally reside in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The Southwestern Chapter sponsors two educational opportunities each year:
- A large, Spring Meeting for all nuclear medicine professionals
- A smaller, Fall Meeting for technologists who are unable to travel to our Spring meeting