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Moving Theranostics from Bench to Bedside

Recognizing the growing and significant role in delivering precision medicine to patients, the 2018 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting, taking place January 25-27, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, will feature a dedicated track on Theranostics

IDEAS Webinars and Resources

SNMMI offers a number of free resources on the Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, including helpful links and on-demand webinars.

Targeted Radioisotope Therapy Webinar Series

The new technologies of radionuclide therapy are allowing for personalized treatment of various forms of cancer. Learn more about the clinical utility of these procedures and earn free CE credit.

Healthcare Provider

Welcome to our Healthcare Provider portal. Everything you need to understand the advantages and applications of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in your practice. Find out more about ordering the right test for the right patient at the right time.

SNMMI's Newly Approved Appropriate Use Criteria

Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) are statements that contain indications describing when, and how often, an intervention should be performed under the auspices of scientific evidence, clinical judgment, and patient values while avoiding unnecessary provisions of services. SNMMI follows a balanced multidisciplinary approach to guidance development by including various stakeholders in the development process. To view the development process, please click the following link: SNMMI AUC Development Process.

NEW AUCs:

 

Disease-Specific Information

Oncology

Cancer Scan

Cardiology

Heart Scan

Neurology

Brain Scan

Guidance

SNMMI has created guidelines to identify those elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC), and is working towards optimizing dose.

Guidelines
Appropriate Use Criteria
Dosimetry
Dose Optimization

Related Resources

NCCN's Guidelines Tabular Summary
NCCN Practice Guidelines Narrative Summary

Ordering Information

The SNMMI PET Center of Excellence has created a go-to resource with in-depth ordering information and printable materials related to PET and PET/CT, including:

  • Sample Request Forms
  • Sample Letters of Medical Necessity
  • Sample Reports from Nuclear Medicine Physician
  • CMS Decision Memos

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Request a Speaker

SNMMI is dedicated to providing the community with access to the most knowledgeable and experienced speakers in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. As part of the new Outreach Program, SNMMI is working to enhance relationships with relevant societies and patient organizations. We have created a pool of speakers who can speak at your next meeting. Please complete the form below to request a speaker.

Outreach Speaker Request Form
Outreach Program
FAQs

 

 

  • December 11, 2017Nuclear 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, 2017PET 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 Release)

  • December 4, 2017PET 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 Release)

  • November 30, 2017ACNM/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)

Featured Resources

  • Guidance

    Tools, supported by evidence, to harmonize the practice of nuclear medicine using a progressive and safe approach.

  • Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week: October 1-7, 2017

    Happy Nuclear Medicine Week! Encourage community members to take pride in their profession – recognizing their colleagues for their hard work and promoting nuclear medicine to the entire medical community as well as to the public.

  • Legislative Issues

    SNMMI monitors multiple federal legislative issues and provides resources including issue summaries, letters to Congress, and analysis. Most of this information is in the government relations news section of this web site.

  • Journals

    Learn more about journals published by or sponsored by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

  • Celebrate Women in Medicine Month