Nuclear Medicine Research Funding Policy Statement

For nearly 60 years, the Department of Energy (DOE) has funded essential, fundamental nuclear medicine research in the areas of biomedical imaging and radiotherapy that has facilitated technological breakthroughs.  Only the federal government funds basic nuclear medicine research, so this DOE program is critical for training and education.  Since the DOE has primary responsibility for isotope production, it would be beneficial to continue to fund nuclear medicine research.