is dedicated to all aspects of the development and utilization of positron emission tomography (PET), PET/CT, and PET/MR in the detection and management of disease.
The SNMMI's PET Center of Excellence is an organizational component within the SNMMI dedicated to all aspects of the development and utilization of positron emission tomography (PET), PET/CT, and PET/MR in the detection and management of disease. Two primary areas of focus of the center are educational programs and practical issues directly related to PET, PET/CT, and PET/MR including clinical practice and procedure guidelines, as well as reimbursement.
The Peter E Valk, MD Memorial Lectureship and Award was created to honor the memory of Dr Valk, a pioneer in the establishment of PET as an important clinical study. This Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of PET, including PET/CT, PET/MRI and other emerging technologies , as well as those individuals who are dedicated to the PET Center of Excellence. Congratulations to Dr Rodney J. Hicks, the recipients of the 2021 Peter E. Valk, MD Memorial Lectureship and Award.
2015 - Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD
All issues of the PET Center of Excellence Newsletter are available to PET CoE members in PDF format.
PET PROS is a resource for referring and interpreting physicians to ensure easy access to important information and useful resources. The goal is to provide a one-stop shop for all your essential PET and PET/CT needs and questions. We encourage your feedback and suggestions for new resources to add to the PET PROS Program. Please send an email to K. Malaika Walton, Associate Director of Leadership.
Referring/Interpreting Physicians: Understand the advantages and applications of PET/CT in your practice, and access helpful tools to increase the appropriate utilization of PET/CT.
Patients/Advocates: Learn about the latest PET/CT information and the major benefits it offers to patients.
podcasts for our members to use as helpful resources that can be easily downloaded from our website.
ISMRM/SNMMI Co-Provided Webinars
Attenuation Correction and PET Reconstruction
Thomas Hope, MD, University of California, San Francisco and Chair of the PET Center of Excellence PET/MR Working Group
Panelists and Papers:
Dr. Thomas Hope of the University of California, San Francisco, with panelists Dr. Steve Cho of the University of Wisconsin and Dr. Baris Turkbey of the National Institute of Health.
Membership dues if $15 annually.
Member benefits include:
- A forum for discussion and dissemination of basic science and clinical practice information
- Eligibility to vote in the PET COE Board of Directors elections
- Quarterly newsletter
- Sponsored educational symposia related to members’ interest
- A $20.00 discount for PET COE sponsored categorical session.
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Attach a request to your annual membership invoice and remit payment with your SNMMI dues.
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Forward your request in writing with your check for annual center dues ($15) to SNMMI Membership Services, 1850 Samuel Morse Drive, Reston, VA 20190-5316. If you have any further questions about PET Center of Excellence membership, please contact MemberInfo@snmmi.org
Call for Volunteers
The PET Center of Excellence seeks volunteers for two key initiatives - if you are interested in participating
Molecular Breast Imaging
September 10, 2020 l 3:00 pm ET l Speaker: Hannah Linden, MD and Farrokh Dehashti, MD
Credit type/Info: CME and Voice
PET/MR Imaging of Prostate Cancer
September 24, 2020 | 12:00 pm ET | Speaker: Liza Lindenberg, MD and Baris Turkbey, MD
Credit type/Info: CME and VOICE
The SNMMI 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting will feature more than 80 sessions, as well as pre-meeting categorical seminars and industry-led satellite symposia. View sessions live as they happen, or on-demand following their live broadcast for up to the 30 days.
Plus, don't miss the opportunity to view abstract presentations and posters in the SNMMI Science Pavilion, and connect with top industry suppliers in the virtual exhibit hall!
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 29, 2021
|Michael Knopp, MD, PhD, FACNM|