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Explore the Latest Innovations in Therapy
This two-and-a-half-day conference explores the latest innovations in therapy, including acquiring the knowledge and resources to effectively deliver theranostics agents and the fundamental steps necessary to establish a nuclear medicine therapy program at your institution.
This co-provided workshop, presented by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's (SNMMI) PET Center of Excellence and International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), will focus on both the technical aspects of PET/MRI as well as the clinical utility of PET/MRI. The workshop will feature a mixture of invited scientific presentations, proffered papers, a poster session, small group discussion, and a keynote lecture. A young investigator award will be presented to students and early stage post-doctoral or physicians that will be selected from the oral paper presentations.
New! PET-MRI Workshop Call for Abstracts
Radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians, scientists, physicists, pre- and post-doctoral students, and technologists are invited to submit an original abstract that reflects their research and academic efforts specific to PET/MRI. Submit an abstract.
The most up-to-date and comprehensive source for nuclear medicine coding and reimbursement information on the web. Please note that ALL information and materials within the SNMMI Coding Corner are direct products of the SNMMI Coding and Reimbursement Working Group.
For Hospitals (APCs, IPPS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for hospitals.
For Private Practices (RBRVS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for professionals in private practices.
Coding and Reimbursement Q&A This easy to use feature contains over 100 questions and answers related to topics such as cardiac, endocrine, neurology, nuclear medicine-related drugs, oncology, PET, PET/CT, radiopharmaceuticals, and more!
In nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, small amounts of radioactive agents are administered to the patient to allow the physician to examine molecular processes within the body. These procedures are highly effective, safe and painless diagnostic tools that present physicians with a detailed view of what’s going on inside an individual’s body at the cellular level. For more than 60 years, these studies have been used to evaluate practically all systems within the body, including the heart and brain, as well as to image many types of cancer.
SNMMI has a large body of knowledge in dose optimization that is continually growing and developing. The dose optimization website presents a wide variety of resources, including SNMMI journal articles, educational offerings, media-related information, links to useful websites and more.
The practice guidelines help to identify those elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, while simultaneously controlling costs. Use of standardized procedures will increase the applicability of clinical research among multiple institutions, in turn, increasing the value of research studies, particularly in the field of technology assessment. In the interest of creating strong, comprehensive documents, some guidelines were formally adopted by SNMMI in collaboration with other professional organizations.
SNMMI's Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation is an organizational component within the SNMMI that is dedicated to all aspects of molecular imaging in the detection and management of disease. The center is currently facilitating initiatives to bring molecular imaging discoveries from the lab to the patient and to advance "personalized" medicine.
The Clinical Trials Network’s mission is to advance the use of molecular imaging radiopharmaceuticals in clinical trials through standardization of chemistry and imaging methodology. This includes using imaging radiopharmaceuticals during the course of drug development, as well as bringing new agents to regulatory approval. Click here to learn more about the CTN’s Oncology and Neurology Scanner Validation programs, ongoing efforts to harmonize reconstruction parameters in oncology clinical trials, and other services that CTN offers to help scientists advance their research.
SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of scientists involved in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging endeavors.
Because nuclear medicine’s work is largely done behind the scenes — resembling mild-mannered Clark Kent more than flashy Superman — it often suffers from a lack of understanding and appreciation among lawmakers, patients, the general public, and even the wider medical community. SNMMI’s Outreach Domain, through the efforts of the Outreach Committee and its working groups, is helping to change that.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking comments for a proposed revision (Revision 1) of the draft regulatory guide DG-8057, “Release of Patients Administered Radioactive Material.”
(Government Relations News)
Recently, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) updated licensing guidance of germanium-68/gallium-68 (Ge-68/Ga-68) pharmaceutical-grade generators. The new guidance is an update to the 2017 guidance.
(Government Relations News)
SNMMI’s Outreach Domain held a Dinner Symposium on “Incorporating New Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors,” July 30 in Houston, Texas, as part of our SNMMI Outreach Roadshow series.
SNMMI monitors multiple federal legislative issues and provides resources including issue summaries, letters to Congress, and analysis. Most of this information is in the government relations news section of this web site.
Tools, supported by evidence, to harmonize the practice of nuclear medicine using a progressive and safe approach.