Nuclear Medicine

The faculty of the Emory Division of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging offer the highest quality patient care, incorporating the latest knowledge, innovation and equipment. Nuclear Medicine not only uses the most advanced methods, but also helps set the bar for the field. All of our physicians are board certified in nuclear medicine, and some are double-boarded in other fields, particularly radiology; many have national and international reputations in their fields.

 Equipment includes PET/CT and SPECT/CT scanners at Emory University Hospital (Clifton campus) and Emory University Hospital Midtown. We offer a wide variety of specialized nuclear medicine therapies including those for thyroid cancer, bone cancer pain palliation, lymphoma, neuroendocrine tumors and Y-90 liver therapy in cooperation with Interventional Radiology. Research devices at our disposal include a high-resolution brain PET scanner, micro-PET/CT for animal research, and a research cyclotron. A full range of nuclear medicine and PET/CT services are also provided at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The Division is integrally involved in research as well as close collaboration with colleagues in Radiology, Cardiology and the Emory Winship Cancer Institute. Our faculty are principal investigators and co-investigators on many research grants including those sponsored by the NIH. 

David M. Schuster, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Contact Information

Division of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging
Department of Radiology - Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Gail Foster
Phone: 404-712-4843
Fax: 404-712-7435
gail.uwaifo@emoryhealthcare.org

Residency Program:
Ranitta McDowell
Phone: 404-778-2626
Fax: 404-712-7908
rsmcdow@emory.edu

Faculty

Fellows

Highlights and Accomplishments

Marshall Brucer Award
James R. Galt, PhD

The Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SECSNM) honored Dr. James R. Galt Associate Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, with the presentation of the Marshall Brucer Award, the highest honor that the SECSNM can bestow upon a member. The Brucer Award was presented to Dr. Galt at the October, 2014 SECSNM Annual Meeting, recognizing his many years of service to nuclear medicine as well as his leadership in organized medicine at the state, chapter and national level.

Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine
1st Place Best Resident/Basic Science Trainee Poster

Drs. Plaxton, Halkar and Barron won the 1st Place Best Resident/Basic Science Trainee Poster for their poster on "FDG PET/CT Characteristics of Adrenal Benign and Malignant Lesions" at the 2012 Southeastern Chapter Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting.

Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine
Marshall Brucer Award

The Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SECSNM) honored Raghuveer K. Halkar, MD, Chief, General Nuclear Medicine at Emory University Hospital and Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, with the presentation of the Marshall Brucer Award, the highest honor that the SECSNM can bestow upon a member. The Brucer Award was presented to Dr. Halkar at the September 21-24, 2012 SECSNM Annual Meeting, recognizing his many years of service to nuclear medicine as well as his leadership in organized medicine at the state, chapter and national level.

Publications

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Lectures