Nuclear Medicine

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Nuclear Medicine
DegreeSpecialty (Residency)

Program Description:

Nuclear medicine encompasses all specialized diagnostic-therapeutic measures in both clinical and paraclinial areas in which open radioactive sources are used. Clinical applications of radiobiology, using radiopharmaceuticals, radiation protection, and dosimetry are among the important working areas of this field.


At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:
• Performing imaging procedures
• Labeling the radiopharmaceuticals required in nuclear medicine
• Setting the nuclear medicine and imaging devices
• Performing different therapeutic procedures using radiopharmaceuticals
• Performing imaging stress tests
• Performing needle biopsy of the thyroid
• Using gamma probes to examine the sentinel lymph nodes or tumors

Duration: The Nuclear Medicine program lasts at least 4 years. 

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Degree in General Physicians (M.D) or Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) by one of the Iranian or foreign universities.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved general physician program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Table: The overall structure of the course

Years of Residency

Educational ward, unit, or area


Duration (month)

first year

Nuclear medicine imaging ward



Internal medicine ward and clinic (periodical course)

General imaging - Basic physics and radiation protection- Radiopharmacy Radioimmunoassay

Cardiovascular and endocrine diseases

9 months




3 months

 second year

Radiology ward


Nuclear medicine imaging, clinic and hospitalization wards+

Hormone Lab

cross-sectional anatomy, general radiology, CT scan

Health care, clinical follow-up of the patients treated in the department of nuclear medicine, performing PET and SPECT procedures and dynamic and static scans+ performing relevant hormone tests.

9 months



3 months

 Third year

Nuclear medicine imaging ward and clinic of the Atomic Energy Agency

Clinical follow-up of the patients treated in the department of nuclear medicine, performing PET and SPECT procedures and dynamic  and static scans

9 months

Internal medicine ward and clinic

Oncology and nephrology diseases

3 months

fourth year

Radiology        ward     (periodical course)

Nuclear            medicine             wards   and clinic

Cross-sectional anatomy, general radiology, CT scan, MRI

Nuclear medicine procedures, such as PET, SPECT, etc.

3 months


9 months

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Neclear Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Mehrshad Abbasi

Tel.: (+9821) 66575102 


Address: Department of Neclear Medicine, Imam Khomeini Complex Hospital , Tehran, 14197-33141, Iran.


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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