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Explore the amazing research displayed at the SNMMI 2016 Annual Meeting.
SNMMI is continuing to highlight abstract presentations featured at the recent 2016 Annual Meeting with ePosters, a virtual online poster hall.
The most up-to-date and comprehensive source for nuclear medicine coding and reimbursement information on the web. Please note that ALL information and materials within the SNMMI Coding Corner are direct products of the SNMMI Coding and Reimbursement Working Group.
For Hospitals (APCs, IPPS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for hospitals.
For Private Practices (RBRVS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for professionals in private practices.
Coding and Reimbursement Q&A This easy to use feature contains over 100 questions and answers related to topics such as cardiac, endocrine, neurology, nuclear medicine-related drugs, oncology, PET, PET/CT, radiopharmaceuticals, and more!
In nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, small amounts of radioactive agents are administered to the patient to allow the physician to examine molecular processes within the body. These procedures are highly effective, safe and painless diagnostic tools that present physicians with a detailed view of what’s going on inside an individual’s body at the cellular level. For more than 60 years, these studies have been used to evaluate practically all systems within the body, including the heart and brain, as well as to image many types of cancer.
SNMMI has a large body of knowledge in dose optimization that is continually growing and developing. The dose optimization website presents a wide variety of resources, including SNMMI journal articles, educational offerings, media-related information, links to useful websites and more.
The goal of the SNMMI Best Practices in Preclinical Imaging Initiative is to provide guidelines based on the community experience in designing and conducting preclinical imaging experiments.
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SNMMI's Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation is an organizational component within the SNMMI that is dedicated to all aspects of molecular imaging in the detection and management of disease. The center is currently facilitating initiatives to bring molecular imaging discoveries from the lab to the patient and to advance "personalized" medicine.
The Clinical Trials Network’s mission is to advance the use of molecular imaging radiopharmaceuticals in clinical trials through standardization of chemistry and imaging methodology. This includes using imaging radiopharmaceuticals during the course of drug development, as well as bringing new agents to regulatory approval. Click here to learn more about the CTN’s Oncology and Neurology Scanner Validation programs, ongoing efforts to harmonize reconstruction parameters in oncology clinical trials, and other services that CTN offers to help scientists advance their research.
SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of scientists involved in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging endeavors.
In nuclear medicine, the goal is to keep radiation exposure at a minimum, while obtaining quality images. Optimal dosing for individual patients can be difficult to determine. That’s where 3D-printed organ models of varying size and shape could be of great use. In a study reported in the December issue of "The Journal of Nuclear Medicine," researchers at the University of Würzburg in Germany focused on kidneys to demonstrate that low-cost 3D printing techniques can be used for quantitative SPECT/CT imaging.
New research demonstrates that a novel imaging agent can quickly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer, even in areas where detection has previously been difficult. Published in the December issue of "The Journal of Nuclear Medicine," the Phase 1 dose-escalation study of Zr-89-desferrioxamine-IAB2M (Zr-89-Df-IAB2M), an anti-PSMA minibody, in patients with metastatic prostate cancer shows its effectiveness in targeting both bone and soft tissue lesions.
Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center demonstrated that a new PET imaging agent can detect metastatic prostate cancer in regions that it has previously been difficult to spot. Results from the Phase 1 dose-escalation study of Zr-89-deferrioxamine-IAB2M were published in the December issue of "The Journal of Nuclear Medicine."
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On Wednesday, November 30, the House passed the 21st Century Cures legislation 392-26, sending the sweeping FDA and CMS reform package to the Senate.
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The practice guidelines help to identify those elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, while simultaneously controlling costs. Use of standardized procedures will increase the applicability of clinical research among multiple institutions, in turn, increasing the value of research studies, particularly in the field of technology assessment. In the interest of creating strong, comprehensive documents, some guidelines were formally adopted by SNMMI in collaboration with other professional organizations.
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) held a joint workshop—NCI-SNMMI Workshop on Targeted Radionuclide Therapy—on October 24-25, 2014, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md.
Learn more about books published by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the Technologist Section.
Tools, supported by evidence, to harmonize the practice of nuclear medicine using a progressive and safe approach.
SNMMI monitors multiple federal legislative issues and provides resources including issue summaries, letters to Congress, and analysis.
Learn more about journals published by or sponsored by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.