Pet Center Of Excellence

is dedicated to all aspects of the development and utilization of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and PET/CT in the detection and management of disease.

The SNMMI's PET Center of Excellence is an organizational component within the SNMMI, dedicated to all aspects of the development and utilization of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and PET/CT in the detection and management of disease. Two primary focuses of the Center are educational programs and practical issues directly related to PET and PET/CT, including clinical practice and procedure guidelines, as well as reimbursement.

Learn More about the PET CoE Board of Directors.

The PET PROS program is your go-to source for print and take materials and helpful tools related to PET and PET/CT, including:

  • Reporting Guidelines and Examples
  • Practice Guidelines
  • Patient Fact Sheets
  • Educational Brochures
  • Reimbursement Resources
  • And More!

Referring/Interpreting Physicians: Understand the advantages and applications of PET/CT in your practice, and access helpful tools to increase the appropriate utilization of PET/CT.

Patients/Advocates: Learn about the latest PET/CT information and the major benefits it offers to patients.

Technologists: Coming Soon!

NEW! PET PROS in Portuguese

Helpful Linkes from PET Professional Resources and Outreach Source.

 

PET CoE Resources

 

Clinical Tools

  • PET E-Library
  • Imaging Atlas
  • Response Criteria
  • PET and PET/CT Procedure & Practice Guidelines
  • Off-the-Wall Guides
  • NCCN Clinical Oncology Guidelines
  • and More!

PET CoE Podcasts

 

The PET E-Community allows PET COE members to ask/answer questions, post comments (with attachments), and provide updates/information to the PET COE community regarding PET, PET/CT. Members may also upload images and attachments for their colleagues to review.

The official PET Center of Excellence Newsletter is published quarterly.

Newsletters

  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2013-4
Vol. 10, Issue 4 of the PET Center of Excellence Newsletter: Efforts Addressing SUV Accuracy for PET Quantitation and Standardization
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2013-3
Vol. 10, Issue 3 of the PET Center of Excellence Newsletter: Amyloid PET Imaging: Current Status.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2013-2
Vol. 10, Issue 2 of the PET Center of Excellence Newsletter: Combined F-18 Fluoride and F-18 FDG PET/CT Scanning in Oncology.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2013-1
Vol. 10, Issue 1 of the PET Center of Excellence Newsletter: The Emergence of Ga-68 Radiotracers in Clinical PET Imaging
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2012-4
Vol. 9, Issue 4 of the PET Center of Excellence Newsletter: Charting the Future for PET Imaging.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2012-3
Vol. 9, Issue 3 of the PET Center of Excellence Newsletter: FDG PET/CT "Incidentalomas:" A Growing Diagnostic Dilemma.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2012-2
Vol.9, Issue 2 of the PCOE Newsletter: Ga-68-DOTA TOCs, NOCs, and TATEs in Neuroendocrine Tumors.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2012-1
Vol.9, Issue 1 of the PCOE Newsletter: PET Imaging and Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2011-3
Vol. 8, Issue 3 of the PCOE Newsletter: PET/CT in Infection and Inflammation.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2011-2
Vol. 8, Issue 2 of the PCOE Newsletter: Potential Clinical Applications of PET/MRI: On the Frontier of Structural-Functional-Molecular Imaging.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2011-1
Vol. 8, Issue 1 of the PCOE Newsletter: FDG PET-CT in the Evaluation and Follow-Up of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2010-4
Vol. 7, Issue 4 of the PCOE Newsletter: PET Versus SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2009-4
Vol. 6, Issue 4 of the PCOE Newsletter: 18F Sodium Fluoride PET's Role During the Isotope Shortage
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2009-3
Vol. 6, Issue 3 of the PCOE Newsletter: Whole-Body FDG-PET and PET/CT for Cancer Screening
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2009-2
Vol. 6, Issue 2 of the PCOE Newsletter: What You Need to Know About the New National Oncologic PET Registry
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2009-1
Vol. 6, Issue 1 of the PCOE Newsletter: SNM Mid-Winter Educational Symposium—Something for Everyone
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2008-4
Vol. 5, Issue 4 of the PCOE Newsletter: An Update on the Development of New Fluorinated Agents for Molecular Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease Using Positron Emission Tomography
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2008-3
Vol. 5, Issue 3 of the PCOE Newsletter: The National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR): A Status Report
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2008-2
Vol. 5, Issue 2 of the PCOE Newsletter: Potential of Positron Emission Mammography in the Surgical Management of Breast Cancer.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2008-1
Vol. 5, Issue 1 of the PCOE Newsletter: President's Report, The Time Has Come to Reconsider "One Size Fits All" When Performing PET/CT, Views You Can Use, PET Cancer Clinical Trials, Case of the Quarter.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2007-2
Vol. 4, Issue 2 of the PCOE Newsletter previews the major new PET instrumentation and software products that will be introduced at the 2007 SNM Annual Meeting, June 2-6.
  PET Center of Excellence Newsletter, 2007-1
In this issue of the PET COE Newsletter, the draconian cuts in Medicare reimbursement for PET mandated by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 to take effect this year are explained and the potential effects on free-standing PET facilities are explored.

The Meetings & Education page includes the following resources:

  • Online Education
  • Education and Training Recommendations
  • PET/CT SPECT/CT Certificate
  • Meetings

Join or Renew/Modify Your Membership

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Attach a request to your annual membership invoice and remit payment with your SNMMI dues.

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Forward your request in writing with your check for annual center dues ($15) to SNMMI Membership Services, 1850 Samuel Morse Drive, Reston, VA 20190-5316. If you have any further questions about PET Center of Excellence membership, please contact MemberInfo@snmmi.org




President's Message

PET CoE President's Message

Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FACNM

PET CoE President

The PET Center of Excellence held its Board of Directors and Retreat meeting in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 2, 2013, a day after the unfortu­nate shooting incident at the LAX Interna­tional Airport. Until the evening before the meeting, it was unclear if we would be able to hold the meeting given the many disruptions with the flights. Despite this challenge, we were eventually able to meet with half of the board members onsite in a hotel close to LAX and the other half calling in to the meet­ing. We shortened the meeting that Saturday so that board members would have plenty of time to get to their return flights and also rearranged the agenda to discuss the more urgent issues first. I am glad to report that despite all that, our meeting was quite productive and we had time to discuss and make decisions on all the original agenda items.  Read more.