The establishment of Nuclear medicine in South Africa can be traced back to the use of the first radioisotope in 1948. The first rectilinear scanner in South Africa was used at the CSIR in Pretoria followed by the first gamma camera in the country at the Pretoria General Hospital in 1969. Nuclear Medicine was practiced as a sub-speciality under radiology up until 1987, when it was established as a speciality on its own.
The practice of CoMIT is focused and supports the process of transformation in especially the field of Nuclear Medicine by providing a platform to practice and opportunity for partnership for young newly qualified Nuclear Physicians from previously disadvantaged communities. Besides imaging and diagnostics, our practice is accredited by the HPCSA to do training of radiographers from especially the previously disadvantaged communities, in nuclear medicine. CoMIT is one of a mere handful of private practices which train students in N.M. (a SETA accredited scarce skill). The training we offer is a B.Rad (Nuclear Medicine) and a National Diploma in Nuclear Medicine. As a nuclear medicine practice with 26 years’ experience in clinical Nuclear Medicine and more than 20 years’ experience in training N.M. radiographers, we have a wealth of experience in the transfer of highly sought-after skills to trainees. We have trained almost 13 radiographers in the last 5 years.