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), PET/CT, and PET/MR in the detection and management of disease. Two primary areas of focus of the center are educational programs and practical issues directly related to PET, PET/CT, and PET/MR including clinical practice and procedure guidelines, as well as reimbursement. 


The PET Center of Excellence Peter E. Valk, MD, Memorial Lectureship and Award.

The 2017 Peter E. Valk, MD, Memorial Award recipient is George M. Segall, MD, FACNM, FSNMMI.  Congratulations! Dr. Segall presented, "PET/CT and Patient Outcomes" on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 during the SNMMI Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado

NCCN Practice Guidelines - Narrative Summary of Indications for FDG PET and PET/CT

NCCN Tabular Summary


Part IV/PQI Project

The PET Center of Excellence Intern, David M. Naeger, MD, has completed his project on the American Board of Radiology-approved Part IV/PQI Project template and spreadsheet.  This template is also posted on the American Board of Radiology (ABR) website at

Tracer Encyclopedia


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!

PET CoE Resources

Clinical Tools

  • PET E-Library
  • Imaging Atlas
  • Response Criteria
  • Off-the-Wall Guides
  • NCCN Clinical Oncology Guidelines

PET CoE Newsletters

All issues of the PET Center of Excellence Newsletter are available to PET CoE members in PDF format.

PET CoE Podcasts

The PET Center of Excellence has created podcasts for our members to use as helpful resources that can be easily downloaded from our website.


ISMRM-SNMMI Co-Provided Workshop on PET/MRI
October 26-29, 2017       Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL



SNMMI's second PET/MRI Virtual Journal Club - Prostate Cancer Imaging
Dr. Thomas Hope of the University of California, San Francisco, with panelists Dr. Steve Cho of the University of Wisconsin and Dr. Baris Turkbey of the National Institute of Health.


Click here to play the recorded webinar


         PET CoE Sponsored Sessions at the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting

CAT5: PET/MRI: A Focus on Oncology (Separate Registration Fee Required)

CE38: PET MR in Pediatrics: Emerging Role and Potential Applications

CE58: PET/CT and Immune Modulation Therapy Assessment

CE62: Peter E. Valk, MD, Memorial Award and Lecture

Membership Dues:

Membership dues if $15 annually. 

Member Benefits

Member benefits include:

 - A forum for discussion and dissemination of basic science and clinical practice information

 - Eligibility to vote in the PET COE Board of Directors elections

 - Quarterly newsletter

 - PET COE Website Resources

 - Clinical Tools Page

 - E-Library

 - Podcasts

 - Sponsored educational symposia related to members’ interest

 - PET COE E-Community

 - A $20.00 discount for PET COE sponsored categorical session.


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


Katherin ZukotynskiKatherine Zukotynski, BASc, MD, FRCPC

President, PET Center of Excellence