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SNMMI Seeks to Change Aetna's PET Coverage Policy

SNMMI has sent letters to Aetna requesting that it reconsider and change its PET Coverage Policy for Dotatate and Fluciclovine. Aetna's updated coverage policy maintains its blanket non-coverage for both Dotatate and Fluciclovine, which is inconsistent with FDA approvals and expert guidelines.

DaT SPECT Video Shows Patients What to Expect

Dopamine transporter (DaT) imaging, with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), is used to diagnose Parkinson’s disease. To help patients who are scheduled for a DaT SPECT procedure, SNMMI’s Brain Imaging Outreach Working Group created a video that takes the patient through what happens at each step.

SNMMI NEWS

  • April 18, 2018 — DaT SPECT Video Shows Patients What to Expect
    Dopamine transporter (DaT) imaging, with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), is used to diagnose Parkinson’s disease. To help patients who are scheduled for a DaT SPECT procedure, SNMMI’s Brain Imaging Outreach Working Group created a video that takes the patient through what happens at each step. (SNMMI News)
  • April 18, 2018 — SNMMI Seeks to Change Aetna's PET Coverage Policy
    On March 30, 2018, Aetna issued a revised PET coverage policy that failed to cover Dotatate and Fluciclovine. SNMMI requests that it change these policies. (Government Relations News)
  • April 11, 2018 — Aria Razmaria, MD, Awarded 2018 Henkin Fellowship
    SNMMI and the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging are pleased to announce that Aria Razmaria, MD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Robert E. Henkin Government Relations Fellowship. (Government Relations News)
  • April 6, 2018 — PET Tracer Could Help Predict Treatment Effectiveness for Depression
    A PET imaging agent could show, ahead of time, whether a specific treatment is likely to be effective for major depressive disorder—a debilitating condition that affects more than 14 million Americans. No such marker is currently available in clinical psychiatry. The study is featured in the April issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Press Releases)
  • April 2, 2018 — Novel PET Imaging Agent Could Help Guide Therapy for Brain Diseases
    Researchers have developed a new PET imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatments for people with various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis. The agent targets receptors in nerve cells in the brain that are involved in learning and memory. The study is featured in the April issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Press Releases)
  • April 1, 2018 — This Month in JNM
    The April 2018 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine is now available. Read about new PET tracers—one that could help guide therapy for brain diseases and another that could help predict treatment effectiveness for depression, PET/CT in local ablative therapies, challenges in nuclear endocrinology and more! (SNMMI News)
  • March 31, 2018 — Happy Birthday RAI!
    On this day in 1941, Dr. Saul Hertz administered the very first radioactive iodine therapy to a patient with Graves' Disease. This pivotal treatment was the index case for what we today know as radioactive iodine therapy for hyperthyroidism, and it validated the concept that is now known as theranostics. (SNMMI News)
  • March 27, 2018 — Medicare Jurisdiction J Transition from Cahaba to Palmetto GBA
    On February 23, 2018, Palmetto GBA officially transitioned all Part A and Part B Jurisdiction J providers. SNMMI has concerns about the rate differences with the new policy. (Government Relations News)

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The new Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials program provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of radiation safety for nuclear medicine technologists preparing to take the NMTCB’s Radiation Safety Certification Examination.  This 5 module/7.75 credit course also includes a 150 question mock exam lets you assess what you've learned! Learn More »

CT+ Review and Essentials

CT+ Review and Essentials provides you with the comprehensive didactic education you need to succeed, whether you're looking to build your general CT knowledge, or preparing to sit for the ARRT (CT) and/or NMTCB (CT) exam(s). This 18 module/17 credit course also includes a post-course mock exam lets you assess what you've learned! Learn More »

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Nuclear Medicine Online Review Course

SNMMI's online nuclear medicine review course covers adult and pediatric medicine, PET/CT and nuclear cardiology plus imaging protocols, interpretation and limitation. Learn More »

Case Reviews

SNMMI/ACNM MRI Case Reviews: Abdominal
SNMMI and ACNM have partnered to bring you the first-ever set of online MRI teaching modules as an introduction to interpreting MRI. Learn More »

Mid-Winter Meeting CT Case Reviews

This offering provides a comprehensive CT Case Review for nuclear medicine professionals. Review and interpret up to 100 CT studies. Learn More »

Annual Meeting CT/MRI Case Reviews
Recorded at the Annual Meeting, this online offering provides the opportunity to review and interpret 52 CT studies and 48 MRI case studies. Learn More »

Member Benefit! Complimentary Journal SAMs/Journal CE

Free Journal SAM/CE access is available exclusively for SNMMI Members. Take advantage of this great benefit and meet your certification requirements. Learn more »

PET Online Review Workshop for Technologists

Fee recently reduced! The PET Online Review Workshop is designed to prepare technologists for the NMTCB's PET Exam. Learn More »

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