Wing P, Langelier MH, De AP. Nuclear medicine scientists: findings and recommendations based on a 2006 survey. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2007;48(4):11N-20N.
Nuclear medicine science is a critical foundation for the entire field of molecular imaging and nuclear medicine practice. Rapid evolution in the field makes the seminal contributions of nuclear medicine scientists even more important, because these individuals function as the key determinants of the direction and pace of future change. Despite the important contributions of nuclear medicine scientists, little reliable documentation is available describing who they are, what they do, their roles in employing organizations, what tasks they perform, and where they work. This survey was conducted in an effort to fill this data void and provide new information about the characteristics of nuclear medicine scientists and their contributions to the field of nuclear medicine, imaging, and medicine more generally.