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SNMMI 2022 Annual Meeting
June 11-14, 2022 | Vancouver, BC, Canada
We are excited to welcome you back to an in-person SNMMI Annual Meeting—widely recognized as the premier educational, scientific, research, and networking event in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Make your plans now to attend SNMMI's flagship meeting, June 11-14 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
While we encourage you to attend in-person for the complete meeting experience, in-person and virtual registration options are available. Both options give you access to live-streamed sessions to watch virtually from your hotel room or other convenient location, and on-demand sessions for 30 days. Choose the "complete meeting package" to add access to meeting recordings for three years in the SNMMI Learning Center.
New! Brain Imaging Tech TIME
The new Tech TIME (Technical Imaging Multidisciplinary Education) series has been created by the SNMMI Technologist Section to address the information gap between traditional continuing education and immediately available online reference materials. This series begins with brain imaging procedures in nuclear medicine and PET.
The goal of the Tech TIME is to provide you with accurate and up to date online tools to quickly solve questions and problems. These great resources will include easy-to-read fact sheets, 2-3 minute video vignettes to answer specific “how-to” questions, case studies with relevant patient examples, and a valuable directory for follow up-learning or continuing education credit.
Funded by a partnership grant from Eli Lilly & Company to create non-credit training/informational tools about PET brain imaging for technologists.
Re-focus with SNMMI's technologist-focused publications and enhance your nuclear medicine knowledge and comprehension.
Save 10% when you purchase Review of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 5th Edition, Practical Mathematics in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2nd Edition, and the Quick Reference Protocol Manual for Nuclear Medicine Technologists together as part of this new Technologist Study and Reference Combo.
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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 May 2020
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.
A shortage of iohexol (Omnipaque) is occurring as a result of the Chinese government lockdowns related to COVID-19. The alternative agent, iodixanol (Visipaque), is in short supply due to an increase in demand.
On May 5, Novartis announced that it will temporarily suspend production of Lutathera and Pluvicto at its radioligand therapy production sites in Ivrea, Italy, and Milburn, New Jersey, affecting both commercial and clinical trial supply.
In a prospective study of young, lean adults, PET/CT imaging revealed that higher levels of active brown adipose tissue (also known as “brown fat”) are more prevalent in individuals who exhibit very early indications of metabolic disorders. The research was published ahead of print in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
SNMMI, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, and the International Atomic Energy Agency have created a new guide for the creation of dedicated theranostics centers.
The Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials program provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of radiation safety for nuclear medicine technologists preparing to take the NMTCB’s Radiation Safety Certification Examination. Learn More »
CT+ Review and Essentials provides you with the comprehensive didactic education you need to succeed, whether you're looking to build your general CT knowledge, or preparing to sit for the ARRT (CT) and/or NMTCB (CT) exam(s). Learn More »
Sharpen your skills on radiation safety, instrumentation, clinical procedures, radiopharmacy, and more in this course designed to prepare you for the NMTCB and ARRT examinations. Includes 100 question mock-exam. Learn More »
The new Quality in Nuclear Medicine Online Program is designed to help you understand the skill requirements vital to your quality of practice. Technologists (VOICE) credits available. Learn More »