Welcome to the New Nuclear Medicine Student Technologist Section, providing you access to everything you need on the SNMMI website in one place.
As a student working to join the field of nuclear medicine after graduation, you should know about an established community of nuclear medicine professionals waiting to welcome you!
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has an exclusive “Technologist Section” of almost 8,000 members. Here you can connect with professionals in this niche field while gaining access to member benefits that can help you while in school, as you search for a job, and throughout your entire career post-graduation. Get a head start to a successful career as a nuclear medicine technologist- Join SNMMI as a student member!
The SNMMI-TS free-trial student program is an educational and career-building resource for all nuclear medicine technologist students. Any student that is enrolled in an accredited training program is eligible for up to two years of free-trial membership during their training. The free-trial membership gives a preview of the large number of benefits SNMMI-TS members experience, including:
The SNMMI-TS will continue to provide the best foresight and direction for the future, while promoting the strongest level of advocacy and working to create and develop the highest level of educational programs, all to ensure a successful future for you.
Program Directors Help Your Students Join SNMMI For Free
Encourage your students to access their free SNMMI-TS membership. They can join online in a simple step-by-step process at www.snmmi.org/join. Remember their membership will not be activated until you sign their program director certification form.
Your SNMMI-TS Membership Card will be emailed to you after your membership application has been processed. Please retain this card for future use. Your membership ID number and effective membership dates can be located on the card.
As a member of SNMMI, you automatically have an online account. Unless you have modified your login and password, your login information should follow the format below:
Login: (Your SNMMI Membership ID#) Password: (Your Last Name)
For example, if your Membership ID# is 454500 and your last name is Jones, you would login as:
Login: 454500 Password: Jones
As an SNMMI-TS member you are given privileges to access the members-only-section of the website. To access your account, log-in to the SNMMI website by clicking on the “log-in” button in the top left hand corner of the page.
If you have forgotten your password, you may click “forgot password” or call the SNMMI office at 703-326-1186 for assistance.
Your membership includes complimentary online access to The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JNMT). If you have not yet activated your online access, please visit Activate My Online Access and enter your 6-digit SNMMI Member ID#. You will then be prompted to set up a username/password for the website.
For questions about your membership benefits and services, please contact us via email at MemberInfo@snmmi.org.
Please note that the SNMMI membership year runs from October 1 – September 30, regardless of your join date.
Being a member of SNMMI offers you growth and continuing education that you won’t find anywhere else, along with the resources and connections to help your career flourish in the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community. Our mission is to provide you with the tools you need to succeed.
Gain access to resources keeping you on the cutting edge of industry advancements, while learning best practices for future professional success. In-Training membership benefits include:
|Special Student Offers||Career Development||Resources|
|Technologist student members get FREE registration to the
SNMMI Annual Meeting. Registration is now open for the 2018 meeting in Philadelphia!
|Post your resume and search job openings on SNMMI’s Career Center||Free online access to The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JNMT)
|Technologist student members save $140 on
Mid-Winter Meeting registration
|Eligible to apply for SNMMI-TS member exclusive scholarships, awards, and grants to fund continuing education and professional development||Search and network with current professionals and other students through SNMMI’s online member directory|
|Apply to the SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy as a student representative||Local chapters offer networking, education and opportunities to make a difference at the grassroots level||VOICE Program and credit sharing with the NMTCB and ARRT. SNMMI’s credit history tracker is free for members!|
|Opportunity to present and publish abstracts at the SNMMI Annual Meeting
(Looks great on a resume!)
|Get involved with SNMMI’s 12 specialty Councils and Centers of Excellence based on your interests||Access countless online education options, including our PET Online Review Workshop. Members save up to 40% on programs, products, and purchases with their member discounts.|
View all SNMMI-TS member benefits, valued at more than $1,000. Get a head start to a successful career as a nuclear medicine technologist- Join SNMMI as a student member!
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.
View SNMMI Educational Programs for Technologists
The SNMMI Learning Center provides members with a wide array of educational content delivered in a variety of modalities, as well as the latest tools to keep track of all of their continuing education activities in one convenient and easy-to-use location. There are many non-credit activities available, some at no-cost to members, which would make excellent additions to any curriculum.
View SNMMI Non-Credit Activities
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.
Learn more and sign up for the PET Online Review Workshop
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.
Learn more and register for a SNMMI-TS Webinar
Add these best-selling titles from SNMMI-TS to your collections and reading lists. Written by leading authorities in the profession, these books will provide you with the top-notch resources you need as you prepare for your career as a nuclear medicine technologist. Members receive special pricing on all SNMMI books. Bookstore discounts are available.
These grants, supported by the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, SNMMI-TS's Professional Development and Education Fund (PDEF) and Nihon Medi-Physics LLC, represent the society's commitment to advancing molecular imaging and therapy by supporting the next generation of researchers.
Please click here to view additional information, past recipients or upcoming grants, awards and scholarship deadlines. Please note that application deadlines listed are subject to change per the discretion of the SNMMI and SNMMI-TS Grants & Awards Committees.
The profession of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging has evolved over the past several years, and continues to evolve to include imaging and therapy beyond the sole use of radioactive materials. Fusion imaging, combining traditional nuclear medicine with other imaging technologies like CT and MRI and their related contrast agents, as well as new and exciting areas like fluorescence imaging are examples of this. ‘Molecular imaging and therapy’ is a phrase which has been developed in recognition of this expansion. As such, the SNMMI-TS has embraced this evolution with a vision of being the recognized leader in this exciting and ever-growing arena.
Over the years, multiple pathways have been developed to begin a career in imaging and specifically in nuclear medicine technology including:
More than 80 JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology programs currently offer instruction and clinical internship.General prerequisites depend on the type of program offered, but typically include a background in science and mathematics and an interest in working with patients. To find a program by state, search here.
Upon successful completion of a nuclear medicine program, qualified technologists can be certified through examination by one of the national certifying agencies. Many employers and an increasing number of states now require certification or licensure.
Want More Information?
Call your local hospital and ask for the Nuclear Medicine Department. Speak directly with a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and arrange for a visit.
For additional information about the profession, write or call:
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section
The American Medical Association (AMA) has an expert panel called the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), which advocates for accurate valuation of all physician services. If you receive a request from SNMMI to participate in an AMA RUC survey, it is imperative that you participate so your voice can be heard.
(Coding and Reimbursement News)
Medicare patients with metastatic cancers may be negatively impacted by the recent decision of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to decline to provide coverage for 18F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography (NaF PET) imaging.
Researchers have shown that a new nuclear medicine procedure could safely and more effectively detect cancerous gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors than current methods. The study is featured in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
A novel positron emission tomography (PET) imaging method shows promise for noninvasively pinpointing sites of inflammation in people with inflammatory bowel disease, which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), study is featured in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
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!