Welcome to the New Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section, providing you access to everything you need on the SNMMI website in one place.
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.
Choose from more than 200 Educational Sessions!
The SNMMI 2019 Annual Meeting—featuring eight categorical seminars, more than 120 CE and 80 scientifi c sessions, as well as several specialty workshops and an extensive scientific poster hall—will provide you with an in-depth view of the latest research, development, and clinical applications helping to advance targeted, personalized medicine.
Celebrating Past and Future Innovations in Instrumentation
In the 60 years since the introduction of the Anger Camera, the development of new state-ofthe-art instrumentation has been at the heart of nuclear medicine progress. The plenary sessions will showcase speakers who are true innovators in nuclear medicine instrumentation.
Highlight Country: Canada
SNMMI is pleased to welcome Canada as this year’s Highlight Country. The Canadian Nuclear Medicine Association present at the Opening Ceremony, organize four continuing education sessions, and introduce attendees to aspects of Canadian culture.
Taking in the Southern California Lifestyle
Anaheim - with its convenient Southern California location, beautiful weather, and wide variety of activities - is the perfect host city for our meeting. Home to Disneyland, the Los Angeles Angels and their legendary stadium, the Big A, the fourth oldest baseball stadium in major league baseball, Anaheim’s central location serves as a convenient gateway to Orange County’s 42 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, luxury shopping, championship golf courses, and terrain for hiking, biking, running, and sunning.
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.
Designed specifically for technologists and complimentary for SNMMI-TS members, the Anatomy Webinar Series features 5 one-hour webinars, with detailed explanations on how tracers impact the different anatomical structures as well as what is considered normal and abnormal biodistribution. Each section of the body will have its own dedicated presentation displaying the anatomical notations that are useful in a clinical setting. 1 VOICE Credit available per webinar.
SNMMI’s new 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. The 5 module/7.75 VOICE credit course includes a 150 question mock exam lets you assess what you've learned. Unlike the CT exam, there are no specific didactic requirements for those sitting for this exam.
Whether you're looking to build your general CT knowledge, or preparing to sit for the ARRT (CT) and/or NMTCB (CT) exam(s), CT+ Review and Essentials provides you with the comprehensive didactic education you need to succeed. CT+ Review and Essentials gives you an 18 module/17 credit course focused on contrast administration, cross-sectional anatomy, physics and instrumentation, radiation safety, dosimetry, and more! Plus, a post-course mock exam lets you assess what you've learned!
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Quality, Safety, and Dose Optimization offers comprehensive coverage of myocardial perfusion imaging, with particular focus on ways to improve quality, increase safety, and reduce radiation burden. Written by experienced nuclear medicine technologists and physicians, this is an easy-to-use reference that will give new insights to even the most tenured technologists.
Abdominal Imaging: Quality, Safety, & Dose Optimization focuses on ways to improve quality, increase safety, and reduce radiation burden in abdominal imaging. It is designed as an easy reference that will give new insights to even the most tenured technologists. Each chapter explains general guidelines, offering more depth where needed. It is written by nuclear medicine technologists and physicians who have in-depth knowledge of the complexities of abdominal imaging. It is written to be understandable and useful to all levels of nuclear medicine professionals
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.
Price recently reduced! 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 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 2017
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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.
SNMMI and the American College of Radiology announce a new collaborative clinical data registry to support high-quality practice and patient care. The registry will allow collection and analysis of data on nuclear medicine procedures, supporting continuous improvement of patient care.
Recently, there has been a report of high-level radiation exposure with use of incorrect eluent in Rubidium 82 Rb82 generators after a failure to follow the eluate testing protocol. ASNC and SNMMI members are reminded to use only additive-free, 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection, USP (normal saline) to elute the Rubidium 82 Rb82 generator.
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Researchers have discovered a way to better predict progression of Alzheimer’s disease. A study utilizing positron emission tomography to image microglial activation levels showed that these levels could predict current and future cognitive performance better than beta-amyloid levels. The research is published in the April issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
The April 2019 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine is now available, including a discussion with Michael Phelps, a State of the Art column on precision cardio-oncology, a special contribution on tumor glucose metabolism, results of an international survey on clinical reporting of PET/CT examinations, and featured articles on a new PET biomarker for predicting progression of Alzheimer’s, a 12-year retrospective follow-up on PRRT for NETs, and substrate anti-cancer drug delivery
Early-bird registration ends April 18!