Nuclear Medicine

The Division of Nuclear Medicine has two training positions. The training program is ACGME- accredited and sponsored is by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM). This three-year residency program is also available as a one-year fellowship for candidates who have completed a four-year Diagnostic Radiology residency or as a two-year residency to candidates who have completed a residency other than Diagnostic Radiology. Trainees will be eligible for the ABNM written board examination (and/or the ABR special competency oral board examination for those with previous radiology training) upon completion of the respective duration of the training in our program.

The Division of Nuclear Medicine is housed within the Department of Radiology and has three full-time ABNM-certified faculty, one also ABR-certified as well as a physicist and a radiopharmacist. Our Division operates five SPECT cameras with whole-body capability (one of them is a six-slice SPECT CT), two dedicated cardiac SPECT systems, a 40-slice Biograph PET CT and a single slice Biograph PET CT.

The trainees are exposed to all aspects of Nuclear Medicine, including heavy caseloads in PET. Our Division reads more than 3000 PET CT studies annually. We have excellent collaborations with other departments such as Radiation Oncology and other divisions such as Abdominal Radiology. Our trainees benefit from these close collaborations during their rotations, which are part of their training. Participation in research and teaching is mandatory.

The application process for residency from 2010-2013 has been completed.  Until further notice we will not be accepting any more applications.

Amir H. Khandani, MD
Director, Nuclear Medicine Residency and Fellowship
Division of Nuclear Medicine
Department of Radiology

University of North Carolina
CB# 7510
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7510