Spotlights Newsletter - September 2014


ACNM President’s Welcome

In the 40th anniversary of The American College of Nuclear Medicine Twyla B. Bartel, DO, MBA, FACNM, briefly addresses upcoming positive changes to move the college forward. Watch the address on the homepage of our updated website.

Advocacy in Action

ACNM supports SNMMI in celebration of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week this October! Nuclear Medicine Week is an opportunity to educate physicians, patients, and members of Congress about our unique role in health care. However, advocacy is an ongoing effort that should not be limited to a single week. Read more.

Call For Abstracts

Travel to China and Represent ACNM/SNMMI at the 3rd Sino-American Conference
Residents, young professionals, physicians, nuclear pharmacists, or scientists in practice within 10 years of graduation, take advantage of a great opportunity to present your scientific paper, publish, and win great awards with travel to China. Read more.

ACNM Teaching File

As you prepare for the ABNM board examination in October, review the board type questions prepared by Nuclear Medicine Residents Organization. We are also in the process of updating and expanding this question bank even further beyond October. View ACNM teaching files.

NMRO Update

This past June we elected our new Nuclear Medicine Resident Organization (NMRO) board of directors! NMRO is a resident run organization sponsored by the ACNM with the goal of connecting nuclear medicine residents in the US and abroad. Some of our goals this year include increasing our international membership, and the further development of free education material for our resident members. Please join me in welcoming the 2014-2015 NMRO Board of Directors.

Grading Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The Deauville criteria is a grading system for Hodgkin's lymphoma initially described with scores from 1-4 referring to initially involved sites while score 5 refers to an initially involved site and/or new lesions related to lymphoma.

The NCCN uses modified Deauville criteria where scores 1-5a refer to initially involved sites (score 5a refers to uptake markedly increased > liver at any initially involved site) while score 5b refers to any new sites of disease possibly related to lymphoma (see figure 3 for an example). Read more.

Interesting Case of the Month

HISTORY: 60 year-old female with bilateral flank pain off and on for two months with associated fevers, chills, nausea, and vomiting. She denies gross hematuria. There is laboratory evidence of a urinary tract infection. She has a history of renal stones with several interventions, the last approximately 10 years ago. The kidney stones were calcium oxalate and struvite stones. Review and respond with your diagnosis. Winners will be announced in next month's issue.

View the Case of the Month.

Additional Announcements

Radiopharmaceutical-Drug Interaction Webinar
September 30th at 12:00 pm, ET

Presented by Nicki Hilliard, PharmD, BCNP, FAPhA 
Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Interested in joining? Send us an email.

SNMMI Annual Meeting Drawing Winner
At the June 2014 SNMMI Annual Meeting, ACNM had a drawing for free registration to the 2015 ACNM Annual Meeting (SNMMI Mid-Winter Meeting) for new or re-enrollment of a membership. Congratulations to new member Benjamen Franc, MD, as the recipient!!

Job Postings Available on the New ACNM Website
ACNM now offers free job postings on our website. Email Anne Hiller if you have any to post.

Staying Connected with ACNM

In this day and age of email, eTOC’s, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, podcasts and everything in between, the ACNM wants to make sure you’ve got want you need in the format you like best. To make sure we’ve “got your number” so to speak, we’d like to get your input on a quick anonymous survey (only 7 questions). In the next issue, we’ll reveal the results and let you know how we plan to meet your needs. Please click here to take the survey. Thank you in advance for your participation!

 Sponsor a Resident

You can sponsor a resident to attend the 2015 ACNM Annual Meeting banquet. Please email Anne Hiller for details.

 Spotlights Editor-in-Chief: Simin Dadparvar, MD, FACNM

September Spotlights Contributors:

Twyla B. Bartel, DO
Erica Cohen, DO
Alex Antoniou, MD
Saabry Osmany, MD