Associate Professor Louise Emmett
Director ANMU
Dr Emmett is an accredited Nuclear Medicine physician with specialty interests including nuclear cardiology and molecular bone imaging.

She undertook her medical undergraduate training in Auckland, New Zealand prior to completing her specialty training in Nuclear Medicine in Sydney, as well as a post-specialty fellowship in Toronto, Canada.

She has a strong interest in research, having recently completed a Doctorate of Medicine on myocardial perfusion imaging.

Dr Emmett's goal is to promote an innovative and evidence based approach to nuclear and molecular imaging at Alfred Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound with an aim to providing the highest standard of imaging care possible.



  • Deputy Director of Imaging Services, Director of Nuclear Medicine and PET, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Medicine, University of Sydney

  • Director, Alfred Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound, RPAH Medical Centre, Suite 206, 100 Carillon Avenue, Newtown, Sydney.


Professional Associations


Professional Experience:
  • BHB: Bachelor of Human Biology, Auckland University 1985-1987 New Zealand.
  • MBChB: Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine. Auckland University, New Zealand. 1988-1991. Final Grade. A+

  • FRACP: Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Exam completed 1997. Fellowship awarded December 1999. ANZAPNM member/ credentialed.

  • Fellowship in Nuclear Cardiology: 2000-2001 University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.

  • Accreditation exam for the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology: December 2000: ASNC board accredited.

  • Staff Specialist: Concord Hospital Nuclear Medicine 2001-2011.

  • Director Concord Hospital Nuclear Medicine 2008-2012.

  • Senior Clinical lecturer in medicine, University of Sydney 2005-2011

  • PET accreditation finalised December 2010. Peter Macallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne.

  • Cardiac CT accreditation course completed: St Vincents hospital: October 2010. Final cases accrued. Approved for Level A accreditation.

  • Doctorate of Medicine (MD) with the University of Auckland: Subject: Transient Ischemic dilation: Clinical and pathophysiological mechanisms. Completed June 2012.

  • Deputy Director of Diagnostic Imaging, Director of Nuclear Medicine and PET St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney February 2012 –

  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of New South Wales February 2012 -


  1. Pain in the anterior pelvis and postoperative prostatectomy findings. Van der Wall, H. Emmett,L et al; Clin Nuc Med.1999 Jul:24(7):523-4

  2. Extensive Rhabdomyolysis Following Streptokinase Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction Demonstrated by Tc-99m Pyrophosphate Scintigraphy. Emmett LM, Patel NC, Thanakrishnan K, Van der Wall H, Magee M, Allman KC Clinical Nuclear Medicine.1999 Dec;24(12):991-2.

  3. Sequestered Collection in association with Infected Arthroplasty. Emmett L, Storey G, Marel E, Van der Wall H. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2000 April;25(4):288-9.

  4. Sunburst Periosteal Reaction in a bony metastasis. Breit R, Van der Wall H, Emmett L, Storey G, Allman KC. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2000 May;25(5):392-3.

  5. Eikenella corrodens Vertebral Osteomyelitis. Emmett L, Allman KC. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2000 Dec 25(12):1059-60.

  6. Paraspinal abcess complicating facet joint infection. Magee M, Kannangra S, Dennien B, Lonergan R, Emmett L, Van der Wall H. Clinical Nuclear Medicine.2000 Jan 25(1):71-3.

  7. SPET of a computerised model of diffuse lung disease. Chicco P, Magnussen JS, Mackey DW, Bush V, Emmett L, Storey G, Bautovich G, Van der Wall H. Eur J Nuclear Medicine. 2001 Feb;28(2):150-154.

  8. A critical appraisal of pinhole scintigraphy of the foot and ankle. Frater C, Emmett L, Van gaal W, Sungaran J, Devakumar D, Van der Wall H. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2002 Oct;27(10):707-10.

  9. Reversible regional wall motion abnormalities on exercise Tc-99m gated cardiac single photon emission computed tomography predict high grade stenoses. Emmett L, Iwanochko RM, Freeman MR, Barolet A, Lee DS, Husain M. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002 Mar 20; 39(6): 991-8.

  10. Reduced Detection of Triple Vessel and Left Main Coronary Artery Disease with Attenuation Corrected Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. Emmett L, Husain M, Lee DS, Petrovici R, Freeman MR, Barolet A, Iwanochko RM, World Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Volume 3, Number 1, January 2004.

  11. Evaluation of Bone SPECT: Hans Van der Wall1 MB.BS, PhD, FRACP, Geoffrey Storey1 MB.BS, FRACP, Louise Emmett1 MB.BS, FRACP, Douglas Mackey1 BSc, Msc, Clayton Frater2 BHSM, ANMT Michael Magee1 MB.BS, FRACP. Annals of Nuclear Medicine. 2003.

  12. BOOK CHAPTER: Vascular Manifestations: Chapter 48. Louise Emmett, I.P.C Murray. Pp 693-707: Nuclear medicine in clinical diagnosis and treatment. Editors: I.P.C Murray and P.J. Ell. Third edition. Churchill Livingstone. 2004

  13. Rhabdomyolysis resulting from interaction of simvastatin and clarithromycin demonstrated on Tc-99m MDP scintigraphy. Trieu J, Emmett L, Perera C, Van der Wall H.Clin Nuc Med 2004 Dec ;29(12) :803.

  14. Electrocardiographic prediction of the severity of posterior wall perfusion defects on rest technetium-99m Sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging. Petrovic R, Emmett L, Lee DS, Husain M, Iwanochko. J Electrocardiol. 2005 Jul;38(3): 195-203.

  15. The role of left ventricular hypertrophy and diabetes in the presence of transient ischemic dilation of the left ventricle on myocardial perfusion SPECT images: Emmett L, Magee M. Trieu J, Allman KC, Van der Wall H, S. Ben Freedman, Kritharides L. J Nuclear Medicine 2005, 46:000.

  16. Atrial and Ventricular correlates of the extent of pulmonary embolism in the elderly. Chung T, Emmett L, Khoury V, Kritharides L. J Am Soc Echocardiography. 2006. Mar; 19 (3):347-353.

  17. Platelet activation in acute pulmonary embolism. Chung, T, Connor D, Joseph J, Emmett L, Mansberg R, Peters M, Ma D, Kritharides L. J Thromb Haemost 2007 May 5(5): 918-24.

  18. Natural history of right ventricular dysfunction after acute pulmonary embolism. Chung T, Emmett L, Mansberg R, Peters M, Kritharides L. J Am Soc Echo 2007. July 20 (7): 885-94.

  19. Bone scintigraphy predicts outcome of steroid injection for plantar fasciitis. Frater C, Vu D, Van der Wall H, Perera C, Emmett L, Fogelman I. JNM 2006 Oct 47 (10) 1577-80.

  20. Transient ischemic dilation without ischaemia on myocardial perfusion imaging: its prevalence and the impact of diabetes and left ventricular hypertrophy. Louise Emmett, MBChB*, William J.Van Gaal, MBBS*, Michael Magee, MBBS*, Sarah Bass, BAppSc*, Onn Ali, MBBS§, S. Ben Freedman, MBBS, PhD§, Hans Van der Wall, MBBS, PhD*, Leonard Kritharides, MBBS, PhD§. JNC 2008 Sep-Oct 15(5): 638-43.

  21. Tuberculous epididymo-orchitis presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin during acute myeloid leukaemia consolidation therapy. Mansberg R, Nicholls M, Chan C, Emmett L, Van der Wall H. Int Med Journal; Feb 2009 : 39 (2) 137-8.

  22. SPECT CT of femeroacetabular impingement. Ha L, Mansberg R, Van Der Wall H, Emmett L, Magee M. Clin Nuc Med November 2008.

  23. Increased In-111 octreotide uptake due to Paget disease and a low midline pelvic Kidney. Ha L, Mansberg R, Van Der Wall H, Emmett L, Magee M. Clin Nuc med. Feb 2009.

  24. Hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy demonstrated on SPECT CT. Russo RR, Lee A, Mansberg R, Emmett L. Clin Nuc med. 2009 Sep;34(9): 628-31

  25. Lung perfusion and chest wall configuration is alstered by glossopharyngeal breathing. Seccombe LM, Chung SC, Jenkins CR, Fracter CJ, Emmett L, Peters MJ. Eur Respir J. 2010 Jul; 3691: 151-6

  26. Hypophosphatemic osteomalacia after low dose adefovir dipivoxil therapy for hepatitis B. Wong T, Girgis CM, Ngu MC, Chen RC Emmett L, Archer KA, Siebel MJ. J Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Feb;95(2): 479-80.

  27. Progressive visual loss due to obstruction of an optic nerve sheath fenestration demonstrated on SPECT CT. Russo RR, Ha L, Emmett L, Magee M, Mansberg RM. Clinical nuclear Med. 2010 Marcy;35(3):208-10.

  28. Effect of unilateral endobronchial valve insertion on pulmonary ventilation and perfusion: A pilot study. Chung SC, Peters MJ, Chen S, Emmett L, Ing AJ. Respirology. 2010 Oct;15(7): 1079-83.

  29. Hypophosphatemic Osteomalacia in patients on Adefovir dipivoxil. Girgis CM, Wong T, Ngu MC, Emmett L, Archer KA, Chen RC, Seibel MJ. J Clin Gastro. 2010 July 23.

  30. Severe ischaemia on SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging secondary to microvascular dysfunction and apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Russo R, Emmett L, Mansberg RM, Fung KC. Clin Nuc Med Dec 2010. Vol 35(12) :937-40.

  31. Disparate physical measurements of the left ventricle on concurrent Adenosine Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) and Echocardiography in patients with Transient ischaemic dilation and stunning of the left ventricle on MPI. Louise Emmett MBChB, Austin NG FRACP, Wei Zhang, Vincent Chow FRACP, Len Kritharides FRACP, Rob Russo FRACP, Rob Mansberg FRACP, Michael Magee FRACP. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: June 2012.

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