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Nuclear and molecular imaging are vital elements of today's medical practice, adding an additional dimension to diagnosis that can change the way diseases are understood and treated. Nuclear medicine therapies treat specific diseases, such as lymphoma or thyroid cancer, by allowing a high dose of medicine to be delivered directly to a tumor or problem area. SNMMI's fact sheets explain how nuclear medicine and molecular imaging can help diagnose and/or treat a wide range of diseases.
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SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting News, Announcements, Research
June 10-14, Denver, Colorado
Colorado Convention Center
Scientific Research - (All releases embargoed until Monday, June 12, 2017, at 12:30 pm MDT; contact Laurie Callahan at email@example.com, 703-652-6773-office, 571-294-1973-cell, if you need embargoed releases in advance)
General Clinical Specialties
Instrumentation and Data Analysis
Molecular Targeting Probes
Oncology - Basic
Oncology - Clinical
Also announced at the Annual Meeting: SNMMI Image of the Year, SNMMI/SNMMI-TS Officers, and Awards
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS) recognized contributions to and work in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, held June 10-14. Several awards ceremonies were held to recognize the valuable role that SNMMI-TS members play in advancing the discipline of nuclear medicine technology.
Findings, reported Wednesday, mark a first peek at a huge study under way to help determine if Medicare should start paying for specialized PET scans that find a hallmark of Alzheimer's — a sticky plaque called amyloid.For now, in addition to people who qualify for the IDEAS study, the Alzheimer's Association and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging say unusually young dementia patients, younger than 65, also might be candidates for a PET scan. The scans shouldn't be used as a screening tool for people without symptoms or who worry they're at risk. Nor are they for people who can be diagnosed by standard means, or to determine disease severity.
(SNMMI in the News)
CMS's proposals and an initial assessment of them.
(Government Relations News)
In response to the Administration’s request for recommendations on how to reduce the regulatory burden on physicians SNMMI summited the attached letter making several recommendations such as using specialty-specific quality measures and rewarding physicians with additional training and expertise for their work.
(Government Relations News)
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Tools, supported by evidence, to harmonize the practice of nuclear medicine using a progressive and safe approach.
Happy Nuclear Medicine Week! Encourage community members to take pride in their profession – recognizing their colleagues for their hard work and promoting nuclear medicine to the entire medical community as well as to the public.