PROF Michael Hofman

PROF Michael Hofman


  • Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging
  • Oncology



  • Professor Michael Hofman is a nuclear medicine physician at the Centre for Molecular Imaging, Cancer Imaging at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia's only public hospital dedicated to cancer treatment, research and education. He previously completed a fellowship at Guy's & St Thomas' in London, and was a consultant at Monash Health and MIA. He has a broad interest in positron emission tomography (PET), molecular imaging applications in oncology and theranostics (radionuclide therapy). He has a vision of improving patient outcomes by using molecular imaging to non-invasively characterise disease enabling improved selection of the most appropriate therapy for an individual patient and better assessment of therapeutic response. He has particular interest in novel F-18 and Ga-68 PET radiotracers, and theranostic applications including prostate and neuroendocrine tumours. As a scientific committee member of Australasian Radiopharmaceutical Trials Network (ARTnet) he supports the development of high-quality clinical trials. He is currently the principal investigator of the proPSMA multi-centre randomised trial of PSMA PET for staging prostate cancer, and the TheraP multi-centre randomised trial of Lu-177 PSMA therapy. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters. He is currently an Associate Editor for several journals including Cancer Imaging, Leukaemia Lymphoma, and the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO), and is the Vice-Chairperson of the Oncology Scientific Committee for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.   


Member of

  • The Australasian Radiopharmaceutical Trials network (ARTnet). Council Member 2014 -
  • ANZAPNM Nuclear Medicine Practice Accreditation Implementation Committee. Committee Member 2010 -
  • International Society of Cancer Imaging (ICIS). Member 2008 -
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine. Member 2007 -
  • Joint Specialist Advisory Committee (JSAC) in Nuclear Medicine. Council Member 2007 -
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). Member 2006 -
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Member 2004 -


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Education and training

  • MBBS, Monash University

Awards and honors

  • Cum Laude Award @ RSNA 2016 for best Molecular Imaging Educational Exhibit, 2016
  •, Visualising Health Award, Best Moving Image, Gateway Health Sciences Project, 2014
  • Henry Wagner Award for Best Scientific Presentation, World Federation in Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB), 2014
  • Cum Laude Award @ RSNA 2013 for best Molecular Imaging Educational Exhibit, 2013
  • Eckert & Ziegler Abstract Award, European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), 2011
  • ANSTO Award, Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM), 2011
  • Jan Esser Science Award for the Best Oral Presentation, World Federation in Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB), 2010
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2006



Available for supervision

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