Seghers named to leadership role within the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Texas Children’s radiologist Dr. Victor Seghers was recently elected vice president of the Pediatric Imaging Council within the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). This is a six-year term and Seghers will become president of the council in 2019.

In this leadership position, Seghers’ responsibilities will include recruitment of speakers and moderators for the annual mid-Winter meeting in January and annual convention in June. NMMI is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 18,000 physicians, technologists, scientists, students and other health care providers. Established more than 50 years ago, their goal is to be the leader in unifying, advancing and optimizing molecular imaging with the ultimate goal of improving human health.

Seghers is double-board certified in Nuclear Radiology and Pediatric Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. He has published in numerous peer reviewed journals and his clinical and research interests include pediatric oncology and epilepsy with a focus on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging.

Originally director of Body CT and MRI at Texas Children’s Hospital, he later served as division chief of Nuclear Radiology. He created the PET/MRI program, the first of its kind in a free-standing children’s hospital here at Texas Children’s.

Seghers is currently chief of Community Radiology and is the service chief for Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands.