Scientists

Welcome to the new scientist and researcher reference section. Your one-stop shop for the essential resources you need to advance your career.

2022 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting

Emerging technologies, the latest clinical applications, best practices, and more are waiting for you. The 2022 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting will feature three educational tracks highlighting the latest innovations and techniques in the field, including a dedicated track on nuclear cardiology.

Meeting website | Educational Program Register | Submit an Abstract

SNMMI Therapeutics Conference Rescheduled for March 2022

With the health and safety of members, volunteers, and attendees in mind, SNMMI made the decision to reschedule the SNMMI Therapeutics Conference, originally scheduled for November 11-13, 2021. The SNMMI Therapeutics Conference will now take place March 10-12, 2022, in New Orleans, LA. Read the full date change announcement.

Coding and Reimbursement

The most up-to-date and comprehensive source for nuclear medicine coding and reimbursement information on the web. Please note that ALL information and materials within the SNMMI Coding Corner are direct products of the SNMMI Coding and Reimbursement Working Group.

For Hospitals (APCs, IPPS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for hospitals.

For Private Practices (RBRVS) Find general coding and reimbursement information for professionals in private practices.

Coding and Reimbursement Q&A This easy to use feature contains over 100 questions and answers related to topics such as cardiac, endocrine, neurology, nuclear medicine-related drugs, oncology, PET, PET/CT, radiopharmaceuticals, and more!

Dose Optimization

In nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, small amounts of radioactive agents are administered to the patient to allow the physician to examine molecular processes within the body. These procedures are highly effective, safe and painless diagnostic tools that present physicians with a detailed view of what’s going on inside an individual’s body at the cellular level. For more than 60 years, these studies have been used to evaluate practically all systems within the body, including the heart and brain, as well as to image many types of cancer.

SNMMI has a large body of knowledge in dose optimization that is continually growing and developing. The dose optimization website presents a wide variety of resources, including SNMMI journal articles, educational offerings, media-related information, links to useful websites and more.

 

Guidelines

The practice guidelines help to identify those elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, while simultaneously controlling costs. Use of standardized procedures will increase the applicability of clinical research among multiple institutions, in turn, increasing the value of research studies, particularly in the field of technology assessment. In the interest of creating strong, comprehensive documents, some guidelines were formally adopted by SNMMI in collaboration with other professional organizations.

View Guidelines.

Focusing on the Future of Molecular Imaging

SNMMI's Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation is an organizational component within the SNMMI that is dedicated to all aspects of molecular imaging in the detection and management of disease. The center is currently facilitating initiatives to bring molecular imaging discoveries from the lab to the patient and to advance "personalized" medicine.

Access resources.

The Clinical Trials Network’s mission is to advance the use of molecular imaging radiopharmaceuticals in clinical trials through standardization of chemistry and imaging methodology. This includes using imaging radiopharmaceuticals during the course of drug development, as well as bringing new agents to regulatory approval. Click here to learn more about the CTN’s Oncology and Neurology Scanner Validation programs, ongoing efforts to harmonize reconstruction parameters in oncology clinical trials, and other services that CTN offers to help scientists advance their research.

Educational Offerings

SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of scientists involved in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging endeavors. 

Visit the SNMMI Learning Center.


Additional Resources

  • October 15, 2021SNMMI 2021-2023 Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship Recipient Announced

    SNMMI is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021-2023 SNMMI Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship. This two-year fellowship, founded in 2008 by the late Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD, and the late Kanji Torizuka, MD, PhD, is designed to provide extensive training and experience in the fields of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging for Japanese physicians in the early stages of their careers. Applications are available for 2022-2024 fellowships.
    (Press Release)

  • October 15, 2021SNMMI Urges Congress to Avert Cuts to Physician Reimbursement

    Yesterday, SNMMI and more than 200 other medical societies espoused their support for averting cuts to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Reps. Bera (D-CA) and Buschon (R-IN) led this effort in the following "Dear Colleague" letter to House leadership, supported by 245 members of Congress.
    (Government Relations News)

  • October 7, 2021Now Available! PET/CT in Oncology 2021: Part 1

    The SNMMI-TS has just released a new book in the SNMMI-TS Quality and Safety Series: PET/CT in Oncology 2021: Part 1. Members can now access the PDF version and interactive online edition free of charge, or receive a 50% discount on the printed book available in the SNMMI Store.
    (Member News)

  • September 30, 2021PSMA PET Imaging More Accurate Than CT in Detecting Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    PSMA PET/CT is more accurate than conventional CT in the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma metastases and was associated with a change of management for nearly half of patients, according to research published in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
    (Press Release)

  • Jun 11, 2022 -  Jun 14, 2022 SNMMI 2022 Annual Meeting
    Vancouver Convention Centre
    Co-Headquarter Hotels: Fairmont Waterfront and Pan Pacific | Vancouver | Canada
  • Jun 8, 2024 -  Jun 11, 2024 SNMMI 2024 Annual Meeting
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    Headquarter Hotel: Fairmont Royal York | Toronto | Canada

Spotlight

Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Central

SNMMI—the leader in radiopharmaceutical therapy education and resources—is excited to announce the launch of a new therapy-focused web portal for members, researchers, the medical community, and patients.

This portal has been created as a repository for all things therapy, providing you with direct access to SNMMI's comprehensive content in one location. We encourage you to bookmark this page for direct access to therapy-related content, including:

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