XXXI Congresso de Medicina Nuclear 2017

Convidados Internacionais


Ana María Rey

Dra Ana María Rey. (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1965) studied Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad de la República, Uruguay and obtained her PhD in Chemistry in 1999.
Associate Prof of Radiochemistry (2008) and Head of the Area of Radiochemistry (2010)in the Faculty of Chemistry, Montevideo
External Consultant in the Uruguayan Centre for Molecular Imaging (CUDIM) (2010).
Research interests: Design of novel radiopharmaceuticals;Chemistry of Tc and Re radiopharmaceuticals
Research projects:
Design of potential 99mTc and 188Re potential radiopharmaceuticals for imaging estrogen and progesterone receptors
Design of 99mTc and 188Re-labelled peptides for breast and prostate cancer
Design of 99mTc and 188Re small molecules for diagnosis and therapy of prostate cancer
Other activities:
Academic Director of the Diploma of Specialization in Radiopharmacy
PhD and Master supervisor
Teaching of Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy at pregraduate level.


Cristiana Gameiro

PhD. in chemistry from the University of Pernambuco Recife followed by a post-doctorate period in Belgium at the University of Liège. In addition, Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Haute Ecole de Commerce at Liege, Belgium. Today, member of the Belgium and European pharmacopoeia.
Working for IBA for over ten years as product manager in the field of radiochemistry as an interface between the R&D developments and the market and also providing regulatory support to customers worldwide.


Enrique Estrada

Ex-presidente de la Sociedad Mexicana de Medicina Nuclear

Jefe del Departamento de Medicina Nuclear y PET-CT del Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia de México

Presidente de la Federación Mundial de Medicina Nuclear y Biología 2010-2014

Presidente de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Biología y Medicina Nuclear 2010-2014


Eric M Rohren

Chair of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Professor Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology Research Interests: molecular imaging, PET/CT, nuclear medicine, investigational radiotracers, targeted radionuclide therapy.


Ernest Garcia

In his time at Emory, Dr. Garcia has served as the former Co-Director of the Emory/Georgia Tech Biomedical Technology Research Center, and a past Director of the Center for PET and the Advanced Imaging Research Center. He is also a past Vice-chairman of Research. At NIH, he was a member of the Diagnostic Radiology Study Section. At the FDA, he served on the Radiopharmaceutical Drugs Advisory Committee. He is a member of the editorial boards of five journals and associate editor of JNC. Dr. Garcia is a past President of the Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the Institute for Clinical PET, and the American Society for Nuclear Cardiology, and founding President of the American Society for Nuclear Cardiology Foundation, as well as the ASNC 2011 Verani Lecturer.


Fernando Mut

Director de Medicina Nuclear, Associação Espanhola, Montevideo, Uruguai.

Ex-Professor Associado de Medicina Nuclear, Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade da República.

Ex-presidente, ALASBIMN (2014-2015).

Consultor, Agência Internacional de Energia Atômica (AIEA), Viena, Áustria.

Membro, International Advisory Committee, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC).

Membro do Comité Consultivo, International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology (ICNC).

Autor de numerosas publicações e capítulos de livros, especialmente nas áreas de Cardiologia e Neurologia Nuclear.


Francisca Redondo

Médico Nuclear, especialista en PET/CT en oncología.

Presidente Sociedad Chilena de Medicina Nuclear período 2016-2017.

De 2005 a 2014 me desempeñé en práctica clínica e investigación en Clínica Oncológica Fundación Arturo López Pérez en Santiago de Chile. Desde 2015 a la fecha trabajo como experta del OIEA en diversas missiones em Latinoamérica y el Caribe en el área de la Medicina Nuclear y la Oncología.


Helen Nadel

Dr. Helen Nadel is a Pediatric Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine physician currently on staff in the Department of Radiology at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where she is Head of the Division of Nuclear Medicine. She is an Associate Professor of Radiology at University of British Columbia. Helen has many publications in the field of Pediatric Nuclear Medicine and lectures extensively in her field. While she describes herself as a generalist, she has a particular interest in the area of oncology and has been a previous Vice Chair for Nuclear Medicine of the Radiology Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group. Her current interests are in optimizing hybrid imaging protocols for both PET-CT and SPECT-CT in children to ensure that the best diagnostic scan with the lowest radiation exposure is able to be performed as best practice standard of care. She has been invited to speak on hybrid imaging as an expert in her field with Canadian and American board certification as a radiologist, nuclear medicine physician, and American Board of Radiology added qualification in Pediatric Radiology. She is among a small group with these multiple qualifications in Canada and US. She has an international reputation in her field and is sought as a consultant and visiting professor having taught on 5 continents during her career. She is is completing her 6 year term as the only Canadian appointed director of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. She is past president of the Pediatric Council of the SNMMI. She is a member of the Board of the General Clinical Nuclear Medicine Council and PET Center of Excellence and has been president twice in her career of the Pacific Northwest Chapter SNMMI . She is a past member of the House of Delegates and has served from 2013-2016 as a Director at Large to the SNMMI Board of Directors. She currently serves as Vice Chair for Educational Exhibits for the SNMMI Scientific Program Committee.


Henia Balter


Homer A. Macapinlac, MD, FACNM

James E. Anderson Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Department Chair, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Karolien Goffin

Staff member Nuclear Medicine (deputy head of clinic), University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

With special interest in epilepsy, neuro-oncology, uro-oncology, head-and-neck-oncology

Assistant professor Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Imaging and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Quality Manager ISO 9001 Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium


Luis Carlos Araújo Cachay

Past Presidente de la Sociedad Peruana de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular.

Es Doctor en Medicina, Máster en Gerencia en Servicios de Salud, Profesional en Diagnóstico por Imágenes y Medicina Nuclear de la Universidad Mayor de San Marcos.

Especializado en Cardiología Nuclear, en el Hospital Universitario Vall d’Hebrón y la Unidad PET-CT de CETIR Barcelona, España. Con formación en Seguridad Radiológica en Medicina Nuclear, en el Centro Superior de Estudios Nucleares del Instituto Peruano de Energía Nuclear (IPEN), Protección Radiológica en Medicina Nuclear en el Departamento de Medicina Nuclear del Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Control de Calidad en Medicina Nuclear en el Servicio de Medicina Nuclear del Departamento de Diagnóstico por Imágenes del Hospital Base de la Red Asistencial Almenara.

Es Jefe del Servicio de Medicina Nuclear de las Clínicas “Jesús del Norte del Complejo Hospitalario San Pablo” y “Santa Mónica”, y Médico Asistente del Departamento de Medicina Nuclear del Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN). Fue Médico Residente y Médico Asistente de Medicina Nuclear del Servicio de Medicina Nuclear, Hospital Nacional “Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen”.

Ha sido Secretario del Comité de Residentado Médico en la Especialidad de Medicina Nuclear de la Facultad de Medicina “Hipólito Unanue” de la Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal. Actualmente es Presidente del Comité de Residentado Médico en la Especialidad de Medicina Nuclear de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

Profesor en la Maestría de Física Médica de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería e Instituto Peruano de Energía Nuclear. Se ha desempeñado como docente en la Facultad de Tecnología Médica de la Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, el programa de Segunda Especialización en Medicina Humana y pregrado de la UNMSM, y la Escuela Profesional de Tecnología Médica de Facultad de Medicina Humana y Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad Alas Peruanas.

Investigador y conferencista en temas de radiología, cardiología, oncología nuclear y medicina nuclear, a nivel nacional e internacional.


Marcelo Di Carli

Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Program

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Professor of Radiology and Medicine

Harvard Medical School


Michel Koole

Graduated as a master in physics and trained as a certified medical physicist, Michel Koole finished his PhD in the beginning of 2002 at the University of Ghent with a doctoral thesis on quantitative SPECT imaging of the brain. After a FWO postdoctoral fellowship, he worked for private software companies developing medical image analysis software. Beginning 2007, he joined the nuclear medicine department of UZ Gasthuisberg Leuven, first as a medical physicist for the image analysis of contract research PET studies and at a later stage as a research expert in quantitative molecular imaging. Mid 2012, he joined the medical physics team of the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging department of the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, to strengthen medical physics research efforts. Since October 2014, he has been appointed as associate professor at the KU Leuven. Research interests will mainly focus on translational aspects of PET imaging and quantitative hybrid PET/CT and PET/MRI imaging. Within the context of specific clinical questions in terms of diagnosis and therapy response assessment, main objective is to provide a quantitative imaging platform for an improved analysis and better understanding of disease related pathophysiological processes. Research efforts will be embedded within a multidisciplinary and multimodal approach and include PET kinetic modelling, univariate and multivariate data analysis and tumour lesion detection and segmentation He co-authored over 80 scientific journal papers, three book chapters and is co-inventor of two patents.


Mike Sathekge

Mike Sathekge is a Professor and Head of Nuclear Medicine department at University of Pretoria. He is Chairman of the Medical Research Council of South Africa. Mike is at the forefront of the specialist training; hence he was honored by being elected as the President of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (National Specialist Examining body for all disciplines). Internationally he is the President International Society of Radiolabeled Blood Elements (ISORBE) and past secretary general of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB). He has introduced several technologies in the country, thus he also Chairs the Technology and Investment of Nuclear Technology Products(NTP) (NECSA).

Prof Sathekge has performed significant studies in with regards FDG PET/CT in TB and HIV as well as the first in man 68Ga-UBI for infection imaging, 68Ga-DOTAMZOL for bone metastases, use of 68Ga PSMA and 177Lu-PSMA for breast cancer. Mike has introduced peptide receptor radionuclide therapy and peptide radioligand therapy with 68Ga and 177Lu in South Africa and Africa. He is a reciepient of several key awards for research and service, including being rated as an Internationally Acclaimed researcher by the National research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. His publication and presentation record internationally & national has earned him editorial roles on peer reviewed journals and being elected as the member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).


Maria Bastianello

Profesora Asociada Especialización en Diagnóstico por Imágenes en Instituto Universitario CEMIC

Sanatorio Mater Dei, Hospital de Agudos Juan A Fernandez .(CABA)

Hospital de Niños Dr Ricardo Gutierrez (CABA)


Omar Alonso

Nuclear Medicine Physician with a PhD in Bio-Medical Sciences, Universidad de la República Montevideo, Uruguay. Professor of Nuclear Medicine and Head of the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Center, Hospital de Clínicas, Montevideo, Uruguay. Head of Medical Research and Development, Uruguayan Center of Molecular Imaging (CUDIM), Montevideo, Uruguay. Author and Co-author of several peer reviewed publications in the field of Nuclear Oncology.


Orlandino D Almeida

Medico nuclear da RadNet Lenox Hill Radiology e James J Peter VA Medical Center.
Graduado na Universidade Federal do Para, cerficado pelo American Bord of Nuclear Medicine e Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, com treinamento em Cardiologia na Escola Paulista de Medicina, Medicina Nuclear e Cardiologia Nuclear na SUNY Stone Brook e Mount Sinai em Nova Iorque.
Membro da SNMMI e ASNC.


Partha Gosh

Bachelor of Medicine University of Calcutta India Postgraduate Degree in Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute Nuclear Medicine of Medical Sciences Lucknow India Clinical Marketing Manager Siemens Medical Solutions 2004-2006 Molecular Imaging Asia Pacific RHQ Singapore Asia Pacific Clinical Marketing Advisor Siemens Medical Solutions May 2006--Molecular Imaging Global HQ continuing Worldwide Hoffman Estates IL USA


Philip Elsinga

Professor of PET Radiochemistry at the University Medical Center, Groningen, Netherlands

Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Radiopharmacy and Chemistry


Richard Baum


Rodrigo Jaimovich

Médico Nuclear en Clinica las Condes S.A Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile



Silvina Racioppi

Jefa de Servicio de Medicina Nuclear en ONCOIMAGENES Médico de Planta del Servicio de Endocrinologia, Metabolismo y Medicina Nuclear, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires


Stefano Fanti

At present I am full time employed in Nuclear Medicine, Associate Professor (sector MED-36, Diagnostic Imaging) at the University of Bologna, Director of Nuclear Medicine Division and of PET Unit at the Policlinico S.Orsola, Director of Specialty School of Nuclear Medicine at University of Bologna.