New Radiotracer Can Identify Nearly 30 Types of Cancer

A new radiotracer can identify nearly 30 types of cancer, according to research featured in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The tracer has potential for treating cancer in the future. Check it out.

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Attend the SNMMI 2019 Annual Meeting—the premier educational, scientific, research, and networking event in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging! This year's meeting will take place June 22-25 in sunny Anaheim, California. Learn more and register today.

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The NRC has proposed changes that could reduce the training and experience currently required to administer radiopharmaceuticals for which a written directive is required. SNMMI believes these changes would compromise the safety of patients, their caregivers, and family members. Learn more.

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Save the Date! The new SNMMI Therapeutics Conference: Therapies, Theranostics, and Building Your Radionuclide Clinical Practice has been developed to educate nuclear medicine physicians, technologists, hospital administrators, nurses, oncologists, and patients on the “how-to’s” of establishing a nuclear medicine therapy program in their institution. Sign up for updates.

SNMMI NEWS

  • June 7, 2019 — New Radiotracer Can Identify Nearly 30 Types of Cancer
    A novel class of radiopharmaceuticals has proven effective in non-invasively identifying nearly 30 types of malignant tumors. Using 68Ga-FAPI PET/CT, researchers were able to image the tumors with very high uptake and image contrast, paving the way for new applications in tumor characterization, staging and therapy. The research is featured in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Press Releases)
  • June 5, 2019 — USP Publishes General Chapter <825> Effective December 1, 2019
    On June 1, the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) published General Chapter <825> Radiopharmaceuticals – Preparation, Compounding, Dispensing, and Repackaging. This General Chapter provides uniform minimum standards for the preparation, compounding, dispensing, and repackaging of sterile and non-sterile radiopharmaceuticals for humans and animals that occur as part of state-licensed activities. (Government Relations News)
  • June 3, 2019 — This Month in JNM
    In June JNM: A discussion with Nora Volkow … featured articles: 68Ga-FAPI uptake in 28 different kinds of cancer; innate immuno-PET in colitis … State of the Art—overview of advances in management of gastroenteropancreatic NETs … Hot Topic: connections between neuroinflammation/long-term brain function and ischemic injury to the heart … special contribution: pathways for successful translation of new imaging agents and modalities—phase III studies … and more. (SNMMI News)
  • May 29, 2019 — NRC Proposes Reductions in Training and Experience Requirements for Administering Radiopharmaceuticals
    The NRC has proposed changes that could reduce the training and experience currently required to administer radiopharmaceuticals for which a written directive is required. SNMMI believes these changes would compromise the safety of patients, their caregivers, and family members. Read more. (Government Relations News)
  • May 27, 2019 — Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis Improved by Deep Learning Analysis of SPECT MPI
    A multicenter international study has demonstrated that diagnosis of obstructive coronary artery disease can be improved through deep learning analysis of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. The research is featured in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Press Releases)
  • May 15, 2019 — SNMMI's Voice Heard in Medicare Local Coverage Decision
    In the summer of 2018, SNMMI submitted comments to a Medicare Administrative Contractor offering support for SPECT imaging with DaTscan. (Government Relations News)
  • May 1, 2019 — This Month in JNM
    The May 2019 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine is now available, including Discussions with Leaders—A conversation between Marcus Schwaiger and Johannes Czernin … State of the Art—Novel structured reporting systems for theranostic radiotracers … Featured articles: Deep learning analysis of MPI D-SPECT; 89Zr-BVDFO PET for glioblastoma multiforme treatment … Special contribution: Use of a qualification phantom for PET brain imaging in a multicenter consortium … and more. (SNMMI News)
  • April 30, 2019 — SNMMI Member Hosts Policymakers at Georgetown Hospital
    On Thursday April 25th, distinguished SNMMI member Giuseppe Esposito, MD, alongside staff from SNMMI, and MITA hosted congressional staffers at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC. (Government Relations News)

CONTINUING EDUCATION

New! Nuclear Medicine Online Review Course

Take SNMMI’s new online nuclear medicine review course. Updated for 2019, and covering the most essential topics in nuclear medicine—you'll gain the level of expertise you need to ace your exam! AMA PRA Category 1 credits available. Learn More »


Virtual Meeting

Access synchronized slides, audio and embedded video from 100 of the most popular sessions from SNMMI’s 2018 Annual Meeting. Learn More »

2018 Virtual Meeting Specialty Packages
Packages include: Cardiovascular, General Clinical Specialties, Neurosciences, Oncology and Therapy, and Technologist

Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials

The 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. Learn More »

CT+ Review and Essentials

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 »

Case Reviews

SNMMI/ACNM MRI Case Reviews: Abdominal SNMMI and ACNM have partnered to bring you the first-ever set of online MRI teaching modules as an introduction to interpreting MRI. Learn More »

Mid-Winter Meeting CT Case Reviews

This offering provides a comprehensive CT Case Review for nuclear medicine professionals. Review and interpret up to 100 CT studies. Learn More »

Annual Meeting CT/MRI Case Reviews
Recorded at the Annual Meeting, this online offering provides the opportunity to review and interpret 52 CT studies and 48 MRI case studies. Learn More »

Member Benefit! Complimentary Journal SAMs/Journal CE

Free Journal SAM/CE access is available exclusively for SNMMI Members. Take advantage of this great benefit and meet your certification requirements. Learn more »

PET Online Review Workshop for Technologists

The PET Online Review Workshop is designed to prepare technologists for the NMTCB's PET Exam. Learn More »

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