PET/MR Committee (SNMMI-TS)

Committee Charges for 2020-21

Goal 1. Acquire information, guidance, and statistics on function and practice at active PET/MR facilities:

  1. Survey administered to all facilities that have a PET/MRI scanner
  2. Work with industry groups (GE, Siemens and United) to get a list of facilities with scanners

Goal 2. Review existing SNMMI-TS grants and awards to determine what grants/awards could assist technologists with obtaining didactic education for MR certification.  

Goal 3. Develop PET/MRI resources for technologists:

  1. Create an online repository for PET/MRI
  2. Develop a white paper outlining current requirements/pathway to achieve MR certification
  3. Identify alternative career paths for PET/MR technologists performing dedicated MR
  4. Enhance opportunities for PET/MR Technologists to network with other nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals
  5. Collaborate with the State TAGs to ensure all TAGs are knowledgeable about MRI issues within each state and individual state requirements

Goal 4. Create and enhance PET/MRI educational offerings for technologists:

  1. Initiate virtual roadshow to chapters.
  2. SNMMI Annual & Midwinter meetings focused on PET/MR
  3. Provide 16 credits of enduring material to SNMMI community for ARRT MR eligibility
  4. Collaborate with the Entry Level Curriculum Task Force on the revision of the curriculum
  5. Finalize patient education fact sheet

 Goal 5. Collaborate and provide outreach to other stakeholders:

  1. Define areas where collaboration with stakeholders is an essential key to the success of improving quality, value and safety in nuclear medicine procedures
  2. Collaborate with PET Center of Excellence and Pediatric Imaging Council to consider focused Pediatric Study utilizing PET/MRI

Committee Members

Peter V. Kamvosoulis, BS,PET,RT[N,CT,MR] Chairperson
Tina M. Buehner, PhD, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS Ex-Officio Member
Jonathan Adams, MBA Committee Member
Roberta J. Alvarez, MS, ARRT(N)(MR),CNMT Committee Member
Amanda Coffey, CNMT Committee Member
Geoffrey M. Currie, PhD BPharm MMRS CNMT Committee Member
Jose L. Leon, MBA, RT(N)(MR) Committee Member
Tommy Lieu, RTNM, CNMT Committee Member
Nicole Nardecchia MBA, CNMT,PET,RT(CT)(MR) Committee Member
Elad Nevo, MS,RT(MR)(N)(CT)CNMT Committee Member
Christopher Owens, CNMT, PET, RT(R)(CT)(MR)(N) Committee Member
Tricia L. Peters, BS, CNMT, PET,RT(CT) Committee Member
Kelli E. Schlarbaum, CNMT, RT(N), PET, CT Committee Member
Laura Vasquez Committee Member
Nicholas B. Vasquez, CNMT Committee Member
Alan W. Vespie, CNMT Committee Member
Angela Weiler Committee Member