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​​The Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Training program at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for ‎‎Health Sciences/King Abdulaziz Medical City - CR is a SCFHS-accredited tow-year program ‎‎which was established in 2016.  It provides comprehensive high quality training in diagnostic ‎and ‎therapeutic aspects of adult and paediatric nuclear medicine by faculty experts in the ‎field with ‎state-of-the-art instruments. Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine (MINM) section at KAMC-Riyadh is first nuclear ‎medicine and PET service in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be accredited by ACR. ‎The program prepares fellows for future clinical and ‎academic ‎practice. The program is one of the strongest nuclear medicine training programs ‎in the region.‎

Clinical Trai​ning

The program offers a comprehensive education in modern nuclear medicine practice with ‎‎interesting and complex array of pathology supported with most up-to-date nuclear ‎medicine ‎imaging techniques and instrumentation. It covers conventional diagnostic nuclear ‎medicine, ‎nuclear cardiology, SPECT, SPECT/CT and PET/CT. Our clinical PET/CT service ‎offers studies ‎for all approved oncologic, neurologic, infection and inflammatory applications where F-18NaF, ‎Ga68 DOTA-TATE, Ga68 PSMA, F-18Choline and F-18DOPA PET/CT scans are part of routine ‎clinical practice. In addition, fellows will ‎be strongly involved ‎in therapeutic applications of radioisotopes in the therapy clinic. ‎

The nuclear medicine training is conducted in busy clinical services at King Abdulaziz ‎‎medical city (KAMC) including King Fahad Hospital, King Abdullah Specialized Children ‎‎Hospital and Advanced Cardiac Imaging Center where there are 5 SPECT/CT, 1 SPECT, 3 ‎‎PET/CT and 2 DXA machines.  ‎

The fellows will have an opportunity to rotate outside KAMC where arrangements have been ‎‎made with KFSH&RC, King Saud university and KFMC, to enhance fellows’ experience. ‎

In our division, all requests are reviewed and pertinent medical history related to that test ‎should ‎be obtained (from electronic medical chart or referring physician). Patients should ‎be screened ‎for the appropriateness of the test/study and, if needed, the procedure should ‎be modified ‎according to that patient’s need. Studies are protocoled the day before and ‎each patient ‎presenting for a procedure, is interviewed then images will be checked before ‎discharge. Fellows ‎are in the core of this process.  Fellows are also involved in the quality ‎control process and are ‎responsible for the technical integrity of the study. Balance between ‎case load and quality of ‎training is always maintained. ‎


The fellowship has a strong clinical and basic science teaching programs. There are ‎numerous ‎educational conferences available fortrainees, including protected time to attend ‎weekly academic half ‎days for didactic lectures on physics, ‎instrumentation, radiopharmacy, ‎radioimmunology, radiobiology, radiation safety (year-‎around Nuclear Medicine Basic Silences ‎course) and clinical nuclear medicine. Interesting ‎Case rounds, Joint board review (Morbidity & ‎Mortality) meetings, trainees’ presentations, ‎technical staff rounds and resident’s morning ‎teaching are held regularly. ‎

Fellows take an active role in presenting cases at several multidisciplinary tumor boards. ‎More than 8 tumor board/multidisciplinary meetings are covered by MINM on a weekly ‎basis. This ‎important aspect of the training program allows greater understanding of the ‎role of nuclear ‎medicine in patient management.​‎

Trainees have the opportunity for dedicated time in the cardiac stress lab, hot lab, or to take ‎‎independent electives including research or other diagnostic radiology experiences. Fellows ‎are ‎encouraged to participate in a research project during their training.‎

Our teaching staff is committed to teaching and the fellows receive excellent training in the ‎basic ‎sciences, including courses in physics and radiopharmacology.‎


Candidates for fellowship in Nuclear Medicine should possess a Saudi Specialty Certificate in ‎‎Diagnostic Radiology or equivalent.‎​

​Current Fello​ws:‎​

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Dr. Abdulsalam Al Qahtani
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Dr. Fawziah Al Orfi (F2)  ​Dr. Abdulsalam Al Qahtani (F2)‎   Dr. Nufe Almansor (F1)‎

Previous Fellow:

Dr. Ahmed Al Ruwaili
Dr. Mukhtar Al Qadhi
Dr. Ahmed Al Ruwaili
Graduation 202​0​
Dr. Mukhtar Al Qadhi
Graduation 2019‎​​​

How to Apply:‎
Apply to Postgraduate Medical Education Department - Deanship of Postgraduate ‎Education ‎at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences/King Abdulaziz ‎Medical City – CR   ‎click here​
Apply in SCFHS for Nuclear Medicine fellowship during the SCFHS application period.‎


  • Ms. Jesica Araniego, Program Coordinator
    • Medical Imaging Department, MC 1904‎
    • King Abdulaziz Specialist Children’s Hospital Ministry of National Health Affairs ‎
    • P.O. Box 22490 Riyadh 11426, K.S.A.‎
    • Tel. No. +966 1 8011111 Ext. 50864 ‎
    • Email: fellowshipmedimg@ngha.med.sa  ‎
  • ​Postgraduate Medical Education ‎
    • King Abdulaziz Medical City in Central Region ‎
    • Tel. No. (009661) 2528800 Extension 13506/13364/13659 ‎
    • Fax No. 13413 ‎
    • Email: mededu1@ngha.med.sa  ‎​
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