E-ISSN: 2305-1620
ISSN: 2221-0288

Pakistan Journal of Nuclear Medicine

Pakistan Journal of Nuclear Medicine (PJNM) aims to contribute towards research and education of physicians in the field of nuclear medicine and allied sciences. The journal shall provide a platform for publishing and disseminating scientific and clinical contributions of the nuclear medicine community nationally and provides an opportunity for exchange of information and collaboration with the international nuclear medicine community at large.

The journal welcomes a wide variety of publication formats including editorials, state-of-the-art review articles, original scientific and clinical research papers, case reports, interesting scans, letters to the editor etc. 

PJNMed is the official journal of Pakistan Society of Nuclear Medicine.

About Journal Editorial Board

Articles

Most Accessed Articles

  1. Determination of the optimum filter for 99mTc SPECT breast imaging using a wire mesh collimator
    Xianling Dong, M.I. Saripan, R. Mahmud, S. Mashohor, Aihui Wang
    Pak J Nucl Med. 2017; 7(1): 9-15
    » Abstract » doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.7.2

  2. Behaviour of wedges for different field sizes and depths
    Sajjad Ahmed Memon, Naeem Ahmed Laghari, Fayaz Hussain Mangi
    Pak J Nucl Med. 2017; 7(1): 20-27
    » Abstract » doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.7.4

  3. Clinical characteristics and long-term outcome of patients with differentiated carcinoma of thyroid with bone metastases: a retrospective study
    Sadaf Tufail Butt, Shazia Fatima, Noreen Marwat, Kahkashan Mir, Ayesha Ammar, Mohammad Faheem
    Pak J Nucl Med. 2017; 7(1): 34-37
    » Abstract » doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.7.6

  4. Pre-operative cardiac risk stratification for noncardiac surgery in cancer patients using myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
    Iqbal Munir, Amrah Javaid, Khalid Nawaz, Mohammed Hathaf Al-Rowaily, Muaadh Abdualrehman Al-Asbahi
    Pak J Nucl Med. 2017; 7(1): 28-33
    » Abstract » doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.7.5

  5. A brief review of targetted radionuclide therapies
    Mohammed Hathaf Al-Rowaily, Daniele Dondi, MarcoChinol, Iqbal Munir, Muaadh Abdualrehman Alasbahi
    Pak J Nucl Med. 2017; 7(1): 4-8
    » Abstract » doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.7.1

Top Downloaded Articles

  1. Determination of the optimum filter for 99mTc SPECT breast imaging using a wire mesh collimator
    Xianling Dong, M.I. Saripan, R. Mahmud, S. Mashohor, Aihui Wang
    Pak J Nucl Med. 2017; 7(1): 9-15
    » Abstract » doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.7.2

  2. Clinical characteristics and long-term outcome of patients with differentiated carcinoma of thyroid with bone metastases: a retrospective study
    Sadaf Tufail Butt, Shazia Fatima, Noreen Marwat, Kahkashan Mir, Ayesha Ammar, Mohammad Faheem
    Pak J Nucl Med. 2017; 7(1): 34-37
    » Abstract » doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.7.6

  3. A brief review of targetted radionuclide therapies
    Mohammed Hathaf Al-Rowaily, Daniele Dondi, MarcoChinol, Iqbal Munir, Muaadh Abdualrehman Alasbahi
    Pak J Nucl Med. 2017; 7(1): 4-8
    » Abstract » doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.7.1

  4. Behaviour of wedges for different field sizes and depths
    Sajjad Ahmed Memon, Naeem Ahmed Laghari, Fayaz Hussain Mangi
    Pak J Nucl Med. 2017; 7(1): 20-27
    » Abstract » doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.7.4

  5. Measurement of radiation doses to occupational workers in nuclear medicine
    Misbah Javed, Saeed Ur Rahman, Iqra Tanveer, Ghulam Asghar, Shazia Fatima, Mohammad Fahim
    Pak J Nucl Med. 2017; 7(1): 16-19
    » Abstract » doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.7.3

Pak J Nucl Med. Online First

Online First Articles are accepted, peer reviewed manuscripts that are not yet assigned to an issue, but are citable using DOI



  1. Utility of Tc 99m labeled levofloxacin as an infection imaging agent in musculoskeltal infections
    Ayesha Ammar, Shazia Fatima, Kahkashan Bahsir Mir, Sadaf Butt, Sadaf Batool, Muhammad Adnan Saeed, Noreen Marwat, Naseer Ahmed
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1568470299
    Published Online : Jul 09, 2020
    Original Article

  2. Dr Saul Hertz (1905-1950) discovers the medical uses of radioiodine
    Barbara Hertz, Pushan Bharadwaj, Bennett Greenspan
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1582813482
    Published Online : Jul 09, 2020
    Short Communication

  3. Drawing a clear picture by joining (...) dots! Learn how to "Tell it Like it is"!
    Muhammad Babar Imran
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1590778849
    Published Online : Jun 27, 2020
    Editorial

  4. Effectiveness of the selection of administered 131I-iodide activity based on the thyroid "volume algorithm" approach for therapy of Graves' disease
    Federica Guidoccio, Antonio Claudio Traino, Federica Orsini, Duccio Volterrani, Giuliano Mariani, Mariano Grosso
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1577458976
    Published Online : Jun 26, 2020
    Original Article

  5. Nutritional status of iodine in schoolchildren of Pothwar Plateau, Pakistan: A comparison with WHO references
    Muhammad Sohaib, Muhammad Rafi, Sumaira Naz, Muhammad Mansha Chaudhry, Naseem Irfan, Muhammad Tufail
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1577184641
    Published Online : Jun 12, 2020
    Original Article

  6. A review of medical imaging in the evaluation of PE and CTEPH
    Michael Tong, Janelle Wheat, Geoffrey M. Currie
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1578555253
    Published Online : Jun 11, 2020
    Review Article

  7. Adaptation of ATA Differentiated Thyroid Cancer guidelines based on the recommendations of PSNM Task Force
    Basit Iqbal
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1571586588
    Published Online : Jun 07, 2020
    Short Communication

  8. Tell it like it is! The nuclear-medicine scan report.
    Durr-e-Sabih
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1589813217
    Published Online : Jun 07, 2020
    Short Communication

  9. Theoretical Comparison of Absorbed Dose Estimation using Dose Commitment Formula and Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) in Radio Active Iodine-131 (RAI-131) Therapy
    Javaid Ali, Aakif Ullah Khan, Shujat Ali
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1536901517
    Published Online : May 23, 2020
    Original Article

  10. Nuclear Medicine Practices in Pakistan in the Times of COVID-19 : Steps to Move Forward
    Shazia Fatima, Zaheer Chiragh
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1587355781
    Published Online : Apr 29, 2020
    Short Communication

The Asian Nuclear Medicine Board (ANMB)

The Asian Nuclear Medicine Board has a new website ANMBoard.org... it has ANMB information that is pitched at the ANMB alumni and of course those who might be interested in future exams. There is also:

  • Material of interest for nuclear medicine physicians.
  • Ccase reports with a quiz at the end 
  • Journal Watch Section with recent publications of interest 
  • PowerPoint lectures from our fellows and faculty
  • Document on how to report nuclear medicine scans

Lecture on Musculoskeletal SPECT/CT

Dr. Rashid Hashmi, University of New South Wales, Australia will be delivering a lecture on Musculoskeletal SPECT/CT on 9th August at  4.00 am GMT (6.00am CET).

This will be a 90 minute event with the last 30 minutes dedicated to discussion. No prior registration is required. Install Zoom on your device PC, Linux, IOS or Android via:

https://zoom.us.
meeting ID: 341 812 4682

Nuclear Medicine Practices in Pakistan in the Times of COVID-19 : Steps to Move Forward

To counteract the rapid spread of this contagion, Government of Pakistan has imposed a partial lockdown in the country since 23rd March 2020. Healthcare services are one of the essential services, which are working at its plausible capacity even under these restrictions. Nuclear medicine being a part of healthcare services has to rapidly embrace the shifting paradigms of patient care. New guidelines and standard operating procedures need to be developed to continue essential nuclear medicine services to prevent spread of this highly transmittable infection among staff and patients. These recommendations and guidelines should be safe, reasonably practical, and in line with the international, national, and hospital policies to combat COVID-19. This article offers a few suggestions and recommendations for efficient and safe delivery of nuclear medicine services.

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