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Explore the Latest Innovations in Therapy
This two-and-a-half-day conference explores the latest innovations in therapy, including acquiring the knowledge and resources to effectively deliver theranostics agents and the fundamental steps necessary to establish a nuclear medicine therapy program at your institution.
This co-provided workshop, presented by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's (SNMMI) PET Center of Excellence and International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), will focus on both the technical aspects of PET/MRI as well as the clinical utility of PET/MRI. The workshop will feature a mixture of invited scientific presentations, proffered papers, a poster session, small group discussion, and a keynote lecture. A young investigator award will be presented to students and early stage post-doctoral or physicians that will be selected from the oral paper presentations.
New! PET-MRI Workshop Call for Abstracts
Radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians, scientists, physicists, pre- and post-doctoral students, and technologists are invited to submit an original abstract that reflects their research and academic efforts specific to PET/MRI. Submit an abstract.
Procedure standards help identify 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. SNMMI offers procedure standards in the following areas:
Central Nervous System
Guidelines Available for Public Comment
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!
SNMMI offers a number of free resources on the Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, including free on-demand webinars:
Participating physicians may enroll eligible patients using the same portal. Background on the study, requirements for participation and a set of frequently asked questions are available on the IDEAS website.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a comprehensive programs to assess the ongoing competence of physician specialists and their ability to provide quality health care in six general competencies:
• Medical knowledge
• Patient care
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Practice-based learning and improvements
• System-based practice
In the past, the certification process required successful completion of an approved educational program, an unrestricted medical license as evidence of professional standing, and passing the certification examination. Now nuclear medicine professionals can no longer simply take an exam to renew a certificate; lifelong learning must be documented.
The American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) MOC program is a process designed to document that nuclear medicine physicians maintain the necessary competencies to provide quality patient care in nuclear medicine. It is now an ongoing process and will require the assessment and improvement of practice performance by nuclear medicine physicians, as well as other physician specialists who wish to be certified, and/or maintain their certification, in nuclear medicine.
Complimentary Journal SAM access is now available exclusively for SNMMI Members. Take advantage of this great new benefit and meet your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II Self Assessment program requirements.
SNMMI educational programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of physicians, as well as providing opportunities to satisfy continuing medical education (CME) requirements, including Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.
Additional Educational Activities and Resources Include:
Courses and Meetings
CT Case Review
Other Activities and Resources
SNMMI’s Clinical Trials Network’s webinar series, “The Review of Radiopharmaceuticals,” is developed specifically for technologists. Free to SNMMI members, each 1-hour webinar provides an updates on radiopharmaceuticals used for a specific indication, in the clinical setting and in research.
SNMMI is pleased to announce the following grants, awards, and scholarships are now open for applications — exclusively for SNMMI and SNMMI-TS members.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held its fall meeting of the Advisory Committee on Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on September 10-11. It addressed several topics of importance to SNMMI, including training and experience requirements and USP 825.
(Government Relations News)
SNMMI and ACNM submitted comments to the NRC on the recently proposed revision to the draft regulatory guide, "Release of Patients Administered Radioactive Material."
(Government Relations News)
2014 SNMMI/NANETs symposium
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.