NOPR Update: Closure of NOPR (NaF-PET) on December 14

The current NCD and Medicare coverage for NaF-PET (under CED) is due to expire on December 14. The balances in individual PET facility escrow accounts will be refunded. However, each PET facility must submit a refund request.

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SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy Receives AAMSE Profiles of Excellence Award

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New for Technologists! Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials

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SNMMI NEWS

  • October 17, 2017 — NOPR Update: Closure of NOPR (NaF-PET) on December 14, 2017
    The current NCD and Medicare coverage for NaF-PET (under CED) is due to expire on December 14, 2017 at midnight EST. (Government Relations News)
  • October 11, 2017 — Norman E. Bolus, MSPH, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS, Receives Southeastern Chapter’s Marshall Brucer Award
    The Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SECSNMMI) presented Norman E. Bolus, MSPH, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS, with the Marshall Brucer Award, the highest honor that the chapter can bestow upon a member, during the SECSNMMI Annual Meeting, held October 6-8, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama. (SNMMI News)
  • October 10, 2017 — SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy Receives AAMSE Profiles of Excellence Award
    The SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy has received the American Association of Medical Society Executives’ (AAMSE) 2017 Profiles of Excellence Award in the Leadership Category. The SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, is a two-day course that hones the leadership and organizational skills of participants, helping them become more engaged and effective leaders at the regional and national levels. (SNMMI News)
  • October 10, 2017 — New for Technologists! Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials
    SNMMI’s 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 Radiation Safety Exam. (SNMMI News)
  • October 5, 2017 — Novel PET Tracer Identifies Most Bacterial Infections
    Stanford University medical scientists have developed a novel imaging agent that could be used to identify most bacterial infections. The study is the featured basic science article in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine’s October issue. (Press Releases)
  • October 4, 2017 — What’s Next for Nuclear Medicine Training?
    The “Hot Topic” article in the October issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM), titled Nuclear Medicine Training: What Now?, examines the role of nuclear medicine in the era of precision medicine and the need for training to evolve with the practice. An associated editorial presents an alternative view: “Is 16 Months of Specialized Nuclear Medicine Training Enough for Best Patient Care?” The two perspectives kick off a discussion that will unfold in coming issues of JNM. (Press Releases)
  • October 4, 2017 — Explore Scholarship, Grant and Award Opportunities
    SNMMI offers a wide range of scholarships, grants and awards. Some deadlines are fast approaching, so check opportunities regularly! (SNMMI News)
  • October 3, 2017 — New Targeted Alpha Therapy Protocol for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Therapy options are limited for men with advanced-stage, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, but a new treatment protocol offers hope. In the featured article of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine’s October issue, German researchers report on a new dosing regimen for actinium-225-labeled targeted alpha therapy of patients with prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-positive tumors. The protocol balances treatment response with toxicity concerns to provide the most effective therapy with the least side effects. (Press Releases)

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Just Released! 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.  This 5 module/7.75 credit course also includes a 150 question mock exam lets you assess what you've learned! 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). This 18 module/17 credit course also includes a post-course mock exam lets you assess what you've learned! Learn More »

2017 Virtual Poster Hall and Virtual Meeting   

Virtual Poster Hall 

View Scientific Abstract Oral and Poster Presentations from SNMMI's 2017 Annual Meeting. Learn More »

Virtual Meeting

Access synchronized slides, audio and embedded video from 100 of the most popular sessions from SNMMI’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Learn More »

Nuclear Medicine Online Review Course

SNMMI's online nuclear medicine review course covers adult and pediatric medicine, PET/CT and nuclear cardiology plus imaging protocols, interpretation and limitation. 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

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2018 SNMMI Mid-Winter and ACNM Annual Meeting

January 25-27, 2018 | Orlando, FL
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Abstract submission deadline: November 7, 2017

AACR-SNMMI Joint Conference on State-of-the-Art Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy

February 14-17, 2018 | San Diego, CA
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Abstract submission deadline: October 31, 2017

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