SNMMI Releases New Edition of PET Study Guide

November 29, 2023

Reston, VA—The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is pleased to announce the release of the third edition of its popular PET Study Guide, a valuable resource to help nuclear medicine technologists prepare for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) PET Specialty Examination. The updated version of the guide incorporates the latest innovations in imaging technology and FDA-approved PET radiopharmaceutical and imaging techniques and practices.

In addition to providing students with a comprehensive review, the guide also serves as an excellent reference for medical imaging professionals who want to review the fundamentals or stay up to date on the latest imaging techniques, technology, and PET radiopharmaceuticals.

“In the continually growing field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, it’s essential that technologists stay abreast of PET imaging advances,” said Jessica Williams, MS, CNMT, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS, chair of the SNMMI-TS Publications Committee. “SNMMI’s PET Study Guide is an indispensable reference and review tool for any technologist preparing to take the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board PET Specialty Examination.”

Designed for review and quick reference, each chapter covers essential points that correspond with the exam content outline. Topics in the guide include radiopharmaceuticals, instrumentation and quality control, radiation protection, diagnostic procedures, oncology, neurology, and cardiology. Practice questions and additional readings and resources are included in each chapter to enhance the reader’s learning experience.

The SNMMI PET Study Guide, 3rd Edition is written by Paul E. Christian, BS, CNMT, PET, FSNMMI-TS, and Nancy M. Swanston, BS, CNMT, PET, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS.

The guide is available for purchase in the SNMMI Store ($99 for members; $199 for non-members).

The guide is also available for 17.25 continuing education credits (VOICE). If you wish to receive credit, please purchase book at: PET Study Guide 3rd edition (CE Credit).


About the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is an international scientific and medical organization dedicated to advancing nuclear medicine and molecular imaging—vital elements of precision medicine that allow diagnosis and treatment to be tailored to individual patients in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.

SNMMI’s members set the standard for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine practice by creating guidelines, sharing information through journals and meetings and leading advocacy on key issues that affect molecular imaging and therapy research and practice. For more information, visit