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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.



Disease-Specific Information


Cancer Scan


Heart Scan


Brain Scan


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.

Appropriate Use Criteria
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



  • July 20, 2017Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation Grant Opportunities

    NETRF is requesting applications for a new round of scientific and clinical research grants for advancing the treatment of and search for cures to neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The grants, which will take effect in 2018, vary from $50,000 to $1.2 million and fall into three categories: accelerator grants, investigator grants, and pilot project grants. Some are available for as many as four years.
    (SNMMI News)

  • July 20, 2017SNMMI Technologist Section Announces 2017 Award Winners

    The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS) recognized contributions to and work in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during the SNMMI 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, held June 10-14. Several awards ceremonies were held to recognize the valuable role that SNMMI-TS members play in advancing the discipline of nuclear medicine technology.
    (Press Release)

  • July 19, 2017Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

    Findings, reported Wednesday, mark a first peek at a huge study under way to help determine if Medicare should start paying for specialized PET scans that find a hallmark of Alzheimer's — a sticky plaque called amyloid.For now, in addition to people who qualify for the IDEAS study, the Alzheimer's Association and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging say unusually young dementia patients, younger than 65, also might be candidates for a PET scan. The scans shouldn't be used as a screening tool for people without symptoms or who worry they're at risk. Nor are they for people who can be diagnosed by standard means, or to determine disease severity.
    (SNMMI in the News)

  • July 17, 2017CMS Proposes 2018 Payment Rules for Outpatient Hospital Procedures and Physicians

    CMS's proposals and an initial assessment of them.
    (Government Relations News)

Featured Resources

  • 2015 Nuclear Medicine & PET Coder

  • Journals

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

  • Guidance

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

  • Legislative Issues

    SNMMI monitors multiple federal legislative issues and provides resources including issue summaries, letters to Congress, and analysis.

  • 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.