Welcome to the electronic home of the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SWC-SNMMI). The History portion still requires much work. If you have any difficulties or suggestions for modification, please contact the Chapter office.

The Southwestern Chapter was founded in 1956 to promote the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine. The Chapter is committed to improving patient care by maintaining and advancing the highest possible standards of education, research and clinical use of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

Our Medical Field

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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...

Our Members

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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. 

Our Meetings

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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