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June 11-15, 2016 | San Diego, CA
The SNMMI 2016 Annual Meeting offers you hundreds of scientific and CE sessions, as well as the scientific poster hall, educational exhibits, and one of the profession’s top exhibit halls. Plus, enjoy an extensive agenda of networking events, providing the perfect opportunities to connect with colleagues from around the world.
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SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of technologists in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, as well as providing them with continuing education credit opportunities. SNMMI is an ARRT-recognized conitinuing education mechanism (RCEEMs) provider through the Society's Verification Of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program.
Introducing a new member-benefit. Stay on top of the latest trends and advancements in the profession with quarterly technologist-focused webinars—free for SNMMI-TS members.
Upcoming webinar: Join Nanci A Burchell and Missy Stump on Thursday, May 19 at 3:00 pm ET for a complimentary webinar: "Current Practices in Pediatric Nuclear Medicine."
The PET Online Review Workshop is designed to help prepare technologists for the NMTCB's PET Exam. Following the NMTCB's content outline, the workshop offers a comprehensive review of both PET and PET/CT.
The NCT (Nuclear Cardiology Technologist) Online Review Workshop is designed to prepare technologists for the NMTCB's NCT Exam. The course reviews the NMTCB's nuclear cardiology examination content specifications.
The academy will be a two-day course with an assemblage of current SNMMI-TS Leadership, key members of the SNMMI-TS, and SNMMI Staff who have dedicated themselves to improving SNMMI-TS achievement in the Nuclear Medicine and related fields. Lectures will be complimented with team building exercises which will enhance networking opportunities. Each lecture will consider a different aspect of leadership and will be led by technologists or keynote speakers with an intimate knowledge of the subject. The overall goal is to assemble a group of SNMMI-TS Leaders who understand the crucial role of leadership development and who are eager to begin the path to SNMMI-TS Leadership and organizational success.
The spectrum of responsibilities for a nuclear medicine technologist varies widely across the United States. Practice components presented in this document provide a basis for establishing the areas of knowledge and performance for the nuclear medicine technologist. The nuclear medicine technologist must be in compliance with all federal, state, and institutional guidelines, including proper documentation of initial and continued competency in those practices and activities.
Continuing education is a necessary component in maintaining the skills required to perform all duties and tasks of the nuclear medicine technologist in this ever-evolving field.
The Nuclear Medicine Technologist Scope of Practice and Performance Standards document is intended to set forth the standards in important areas of the nuclear medicine technologist’s responsibilities. It may not cover all areas which may present themselves in actual practice. These standards do not supersede the judgment of the individual nuclear medicine technologist and other healthcare professionals serving the patient in light of all of the facts of the individual case. THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING AND THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST SECTION DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM USE OF THESE DOCUMENTS.
NMT Scope of Practice and Performance Standards - Approved June 2014
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The nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologists are highly specialized healthcare professionals who works closely with the nuclear medicine physician. Some of the technologist’s primary responsibilities are to: Prepare and administer radioactive chemical compounds, known as radiopharmaceuticals and to administer adjunctive medications in order to perform patient imaging procedures using sophisticated instrumentation; Process data and enhance digital images using advanced computer technology; Provide images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation; and Evaluate new procedures for appropriateness in specific clinical settings and patient populations.
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section as part of the SNMMI, is constantly striving to make a difference in the way nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologists receive academic and continuing education as well as information concerning new procedures, technologies and equipment. Research has been a vital part of SNMMI-TS activities for many years, as has monitoring federal regulation and influencing decisions that affect the practice of nuclear medicine.
In addition to providing discussion forums and publishing journals, newsletters and books, SNMMI-TS also sponsors international meetings and workshops designed to increase the competencies of nuclear medicine practitioners and to promote new scientific advances. The activities of the SNMMI-TS National Council of Representatives, volunteer committee members, and staff focus on improving the quality of care for the patients served by technologists around the world.
PET-CT is now the modern standard for staging Hodgkin lymphoma and can replace contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) in the vast majority of cases, based on a large, international RATHL (Response-Adapted Therapy in Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma) clinical trial.
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SNMMI's Clinical Trials Network sponsored a workshop with the National Cancer Institute titled Immune Modulation Therapy and Imaging: What can we do in clinical trials now? A full video webcast is available.
A new brain PET scan, made possible with a new generation of radioactive pharmaceuticals, brings researchers a step closer to understanding chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
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New PET scans show that the tangle-causing protein tau is a better marker of patients' cognitive decline and the beginning of symptoms than amyloid plaque build-up alone. That's especially true when tau spreads to a particular brain region important for memory, researchers reported in the journal “Science Translational Medicine.”
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Members, login to download your free digital copy of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging 2016: Quality, Safety, and Dose Optimization. This new digital publication offers comprehensive coverage of myocardial perfusion imaging, with particular focus on ways to improve quality, increase safety, and reduce radiation burden.