Nuclear medicine training and practice in Portugal


DOI: 10.1007/s00259-013-2338-6

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Vieira, R. & Costa, G. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (2013) 40: 1135. doi:10.1007/s00259-013-2338-6


Nuclear medicine in Portugal has been an autonomous speciality since 1984. In order to obtain the title of Nuclear Medicine Specialist, 5 years of training are necessary. The curriculum is very similar to the one approved under the auspices of the European Union of Medical Specialists, namely concerning the minimum recommended number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. There is a final assessment, and during the training the resident is in an approved continuing education programme. Departments are accredited by the Medical College in order to verify their capacity to host nuclear medicine residencies.


Portugal Nuclear medicine curricular training Autonomous specialty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentHospital da luzLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentCentro Hospitalar e Universitário de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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