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SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of scientists involved in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging endeavors.
|CTN Oncology Phantom Scanner Validation Results: What Does the Data Mean?||John Sunderland||October 15, 2015 | 3pm ET||Register Online|
|Hot or Not? Clinical Applications of Correlative Musculoskeletal and Nuclear Medicine Imaging (SNMMI Physician/Scientist Members Only)||
|October 20, 2015 | 12pm ET||Register Online|
|Nuclear Imaging of Cardiac Sarcoidosis (SNMMI Physician/Scientist Members Only)||
|November 17, 2015 | 12pm ET||Register Online|
|Updated Coverage, Coding & Billing for PET Scans & Imaging Agents in Clinical Trials||
Sue Halliday and Ruth Tesar
|December 10, 2015 | 3pm ET||Register Online|
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.
Available Resources Include:
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.
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.
On September 30, SNMMI-TS submitted comments to the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology relating to the proposed revision of the JRCNMT Standards.
You still have time to email your members of Congress. Please urge them to sign the Congressional letters circulating in the House and the Senate regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital 2016 proposed rule for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) no later than Wednesday, October 7. We need to act quickly to make a strong impact in favor of change.
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FluoroPharma Medical, Inc., a company specializing in the development of novel diagnostic imaging products that utilize positron emission tomography (PET) technology for the detection and assessment of disease before clinical manifestation, announced today that Dr. Thomas H. Tulip will join the company as President and will be responsible for the Company's day-to-day operations, with a focus on global product and business development strategies.
Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Week is between 4 and 10 October 2015. Each year, the SNMMI and SNMMI-TS join forces with the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community to gain recognition and support for the field.
(MI: Making a Difference)
Tools, supported by evidence, to harmonize the practice of nuclear medicine using a progressive and safe approach.
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.
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.