State-of-the-Art Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy

Register by Monday, December 18 and save up to $400 off your registration. You’ll connect with the profession's foremost experts on topics including: Emerging Advances in Imaging Technologies; Super-resolution imaging of cancer biology and metastasis; Novel Ligands and Target Identification; Optics in the Oncology Surgical Suite; and more! Register today and save!

Nuclear Medicine Community Calls for Funding of Domestic Mo-99 Production

SNMMI and other societies and organizations in the nuclear medicine community have sent joint letters to the U.S. Senate and House chairs and ranking members of the respective Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development of the Committees on Appropriations, voicing support for $67.4 million to secure a sufficient domestic supply of the medical isotope molybdenum-99.

SNMMI Solves Billing Problem in Much of South

Palmetto GBA, a Medicare administrative contractor, has agreed to make billing-policy changes that SNMMI requested regarding payment for wastage from single-dose vials of radiopharmaceuticals. These changes affect North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia now, and will apply to the states that Palmetto will take over in 2018 (Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee).

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SNMMI NEWS

  • December 15, 2017 — SNMMI Solves Billing Problem in Much of South
    Palmetto GBA, a Medicare administrative contractor, has agreed to make billing-policy changes that SNMMI requested regarding payment for wastage from single-dose vials of radiopharmaceuticals. These changes affect North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia now, and will apply to the states that Palmetto will take over in 2018 (Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee).
  • December 11, 2017 — Nuclear Medicine Community Calls for Funding of Domestic Mo-99 Production
    SNMMI and other societies and organizations in the nuclear medicine community have sent joint letters to the U.S. Senate and House chairs and ranking members of the respective Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development of the Committees on Appropriations, voicing support for $67.4 million to secure a sufficient domestic supply of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). (Government Relations News)
  • December 6, 2017 — PET Tracer Gauges Effectiveness of Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment
    In the December featured basic science article in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Belgian researchers report on the first large-scale longitudinal imaging study to evaluate BACE1 inhibition with micro-PET in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. PET imaging has been established as an excellent identifier of the amyloid plaque and tau tangles that characterize Alzheimer’s disease. Now it is proving to be an effective way to gauge treatment effectiveness. (Press Releases)
  • December 4, 2017 — PET Scan Identifies Which Prostate Cancer Patients Can Benefit from Salvage Radiation Treatment
    For prostate cancer patients who have rising levels of PSA (a cancer indicator) even after radical prostatectomy, early treatment makes a difference. In a study featured in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Australian researchers demonstrate that PET scans can identify which of these prostate cancer patients would benefit from salvage radiation treatment. (Press Releases)
  • November 30, 2017 — ACNM/SNMMI Complimentary Webinar on Hybrid Imaging in Pediatrics
    Register now for the December 14 ACNM/SNMMI webinar Pediatrics Part II – Hybrid Imaging! This webinar is free for members and will be presented at 12 p.m. ET by Helen Nadel, MD, head of the Division of Nuclear Medicine at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Also, check out other webinar offerings. (SNMMI News)
  • November 29, 2017 — Apply Now for the Slosky or Henkin Fellowship: Deadline extended to Dec. 11!
    Early-career professionals in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Ursula Mary-Kocemba Slosky, PhD, Professional Relations Fellowship or the 2018 Robert E. Henkin, MD, Government Relations Fellowship. (SNMMI News)
  • November 16, 2017 — Call for Abstracts for SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting
    The SNMMI Scientific Program Committee invites physicians, scientists, technologists, lab professionals, and educators/course directors working in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging to submit original abstracts. DEADLINE: January 9, 2018, for all except technologist students (Their deadline is February 9). (SNMMI News)
  • November 14, 2017 — SNMMI Submits Comments to NRC on Naturally Occurring and Accelerator-Produced Radioactive Materials
    SNMMI has submitted comments to the NRC on its open petition for rulemaking, asking that its regulations be revised to include radionuclides and their corresponding activities to the list of "Quantities of Licensed Material Requiring Labeling." (Government Relations News)

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Just Released! Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials

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 »

2017 Virtual Poster Hall and Virtual Meeting   

Virtual Poster Hall 

View Scientific Abstract Oral and Poster Presentations from SNMMI's 2017 Annual Meeting. Learn More »

Virtual Meeting

Access synchronized slides, audio and embedded video from 100 of the most popular sessions from SNMMI’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Learn More »

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

2018 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting

January 25-27, 2018 | Orlando, FL
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AACR-SNMMI Joint Conference on State-of-the-Art Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy

February 14-17, 2018 | San Diego, CA
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Advance registration deadline: December 18, 2017

SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting

June 23-26, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
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Abstract submission deadline: January 9, 2018

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