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SNMMI is dedicated to being the premier source of information on nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. SNMMI's online newsroom provides reporters with the information needed to write articles and gain background information on the many topics related to molecular imaging and therapy and nuclear medicine.
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Nuclear and molecular imaging are vital elements of today's medical practice, adding an additional dimension to diagnosis that can change the way diseases are understood and treated. Nuclear medicine therapies treat specific diseases, such as lymphoma or thyroid cancer, by allowing a high dose of medicine to be delivered directly to a tumor or problem area. SNMMI's fact sheets explain how nuclear medicine and molecular imaging can help diagnose and/or treat a wide range of diseases.
SNMMI publishes two peer-reviewed medical journals—The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) and The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JNMT)—which feature the latest in molecular imaging research. JNM and JNMT are the most widely read peer-reviewed publications in molecular imaging, nuclear medicine and allied disciplines.
Every month, JNM brings readers around the globe key research articles on theranostics, nuclear medicine therapy, and imaging of cancer, neurological disease, cardiological disease, and other disease as well as continuing education articles and updates on rapidly changing issues in practice and research. JNM's Newsline offers in-depth reporting on news affecting every facet of the field—the latest scientific events, government decisions, industry developments, socio-economic trends, and a broad selection of reviews from the literature.
Published quarterly, JNMT focuses on technology, quality assurance, radiation safety, and the clinical applications of nuclear medicine. Each issue features continuing education articles written by leading educators in nuclear medicine technology as well as news and updates on practice, licensure, and credentialing for nuclear medicine technologists. Practitioners from across the imaging sciences turn to JNMT for peer-reviewed information related to daily clinical practice.
SNMMI can connect you with subject-matter experts on a variety of topics who are ready to respond to tight deadlines. Contact Rebecca Maxey, director of communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (703) 652-6772, to set up an interview with SNMMI's leadership or with one of its many experts on oncology, brain disease, heart disease, radiopharmaceuticals, reimbursement and more.
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The SNMMI Annual Meeting is recognized as the premier educational, scientific, research, and networking event in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. The four-day event, which generally takes place each June, provides physicians, technologists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals, and scientists with an in-depth view of the latest research and development in the field as well as providing insights into practical applications for the clinic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on April 30 SNMMI President Vasken Dilsizian, MD, announced that this year's in-person meeting in New Orleans would be replaced by the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting—Virtual Edition, to take place July 11–14.
Leading molecular imaging and nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, cardiologists, pharmacists, scientists, lab professionals, and technologists, representing the world's top medical and academic institutions and centers. As of June 1, more than 2,000 attendees, 30 sponsors, and more than 65 exhibiting companies had signed up to attend, representing 15 countries—and that total jumps higher every week.
This innovative virtual experience will take place Saturday, July 11, through Tuesday, July 14, and will feature an exceptional program highlighted by some of the hottest topics in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, including a science pavilion featuring the latest scientific research, an interactive virtual exhibit hall, networking events, and even some special surprises! Find out more.
SNMMI offers free registration to accredited members of the press or writers who can supply a letter of assignment from a publication or media outlet. Registration provides access to all open educational sessions, the exhibit area, and press room.
Pre-registration is required. Members of the media should register by contacting Rebecca Maxey at email@example.com or (703) 652-6772.
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For event details and program information, visit the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting website.
A novel ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) study has pooled data from multiple sites to effectively visualize neuroinflammation, which is key to developing drugs to treat the disease.
On December 1, CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule. Although SNMMI agrees with the adoption of the new evaluation and management coding structure recommended by the AMA, this will result in significant payment reductions to nuclear medicine (~8%) and radiology (~11%) services unless the government removes the budget neutrality requirements.
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On November 6, SNMMI received word regarding Humana’s recent decision [Policy Number: HCS-0506-010] to deny coverage for PET/CT (CPT codes 78429-78433) on the basis that it is “experimental/investigational” and “not identified as widely used and generally accepted for the proposed uses as reported in nationally recognized peer-reviewed medical literature.”
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Today, SNMMI and a coalition consisting of 73 medical societies sent a letter to Congress in support of H.R. 8702, a bill to halt pending Medicare payment cuts resulting from the planned evaluation and management (E/M) code changes slated for implementation on January 1, 2021.
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SNMMI monitors multiple federal legislative issues and provides resources including issue summaries, letters to Congress, and analysis. Most of this information is in the government relations news section of this web site.
Tools, supported by evidence, to harmonize the practice of nuclear medicine using a progressive and safe approach.