SNMMI Association News


Master the technical aspects and practice of nuclear cardiology -- VOICE credit is available

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 11, 2014

Focusing on the basic principles and technical aspects of all nuclear cardiac imaging studies, Nuclear Cardiac Imaging: Terminology and Technical Aspects, 2nd edition, is the perfect companion for new technologists, nuclear medicine and radiology residents, and cardiology fellows. Order your copy today!


Nuclear medicine technologists: Save money on these great study and reference tools

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 11, 2014

Save 10% on the Steves' Review of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 4th edition, and Practical Mathematics in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2nd edition, when you purchase them together as part of the best-selling Technologist Study Combo. It's an in-depth review at a great price!


2014 Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week merchandise is available

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 10, 2014

Pick up your 2014 Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week merchandise and show off your love for the profession!


Explore the new SNMMI Learning Center

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 10, 2014

This exciting new portal provides learners with a wide array of educational content delivered in a variety of modalities, as well as the latest tools to keep track of all of their continuing education activities in one convenient and easy-to-use location. Get started today!


The Chapter Roadshow is coming to Little Rock, Ark., and Boise, Idaho

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 09, 2014

Join SNMMI-TS this August for an informative half-day workshop on broadening the horizons of nuclear medicine technologists. Four VOICE credits are available, and breakfast will be provided for all participants. Learn more and register today for as low as $25.


SNMMI member special: The $99 MIRD Bundle

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 09, 2014

SNMMI members, save more than 35% when you purchase the MIRD book bundle that includes: MIRD Decay Schemes 2nd Edition, MIRD Cellular S Values, & MIRD Primer for Absorbed Dose Calculations. Grab your bundle today!


Missed the SNMMI 2014 Annual Meeting? We've got you covered!

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2014

Get instant access to more than 100 hours of content from the 2014 Annual Meeting with The SNMMI Virtual Meeting -- your digital video library of this year's most popular sessions. The Virtual Meeting features 70 of the most popular sessions from this year's meeting, including the Opening Plenary, Monday Plenary and Wednesday Henry N. Wagner Jr., MD, Highlights Symposium. CME, ACPE and VOICE credits are available, along with convenient mobile viewing on your iPad, iPhone or Android device.


Ensure your patients are receiving quality care

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2014

Enhance your nuclear medicine practice and help document qualitative and quantitative data showing your efforts toward quality assurance in patient care to regulatory agencies and third-party payers. SNMMI's Quality Assurance phantom program offers a unique, unknown patient simulator "phantom" that demonstrates actual clinical problems in technique and diagnosis found in nuclear medicine practice. Learn more today.


CMS releases CY 2015 HOPPS and MPFS proposed rules

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 07, 2014

On July 3, the CMS issued the CY 2015 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. Access the full proposed rules, fact sheets and more information.


Alexandru Bageac, MD, is first to win Ursula Mary Kocemba-Slosky, PhD, Professional Fellowship

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 07, 2014

The newly created Ursula Mary Kocemba-Slosky, PhD, Professional Fellowship -- supported by a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging -- provides a young professional in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging with direct, personal exposure to professional relations activities of SNMMI as they relate to other medical societies and organizations. The 2014 recipient of the fellowship is Alexandru Bageac, MD, of Portland, Ore. Find out more.


Enhance your leadership skills: Apply for the 2015 SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 03, 2014

The SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy is a two-day course of lectures and team-building exercises to enhance leadership skills and networking opportunities. Each lecture will consider a different aspect of leadership and will be led by technologists or keynote speakers with an intimate knowledge of the subject. The application deadline is Sept. 15. Start working on your application now!


Instrumentation? New therapeutic agents? Advanced cardiac? We've got you covered

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 03, 2014

Pick up your copy of Steves' Review of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 4th edition. This detailed overview of nuclear medicine technology -- updated and expanded to cover patient care, instrumentation, nuclear oncology, electrocardiography, interventional drugs and new therapeutic agents -- is complemented by hundreds of self-evaluation questions and answers mirroring the structure of national certification examinations.


Diagnostic CT and PET/CT cases available

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2014

Meet PET/CT and diagnostic CT training and credentialing recommendations. These cases have been designed so nuclear medicine physicians with no recent CT training can supervise and interpret CT images in conjunction with PET or SPECT. They also allow radiologists with no recent PET training to supervise and interpret PET images in conjunction with CT. Learn more.


The best of the SNMMI 2014 Annual Meeting!

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2014

Get instant access to more than 100 hours of content from the 2014 Annual Meeting with the SNMMI Virtual Meeting -- your digital video library of this year's most popular sessions. The Virtual Meeting features 70 of the most popular sessions from this year's meeting, including the Opening Plenary, Monday Plenary and Wednesday Henry N. Wagner Jr., MD, Highlights Symposium. CME, ACPE and VOICE credits are available, along with convenient mobile viewing on your iPad, iPhone or Android device.


Show pride in your profession. Celebrate Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week!

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2014

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week matters because of the tireless efforts that you and the entire community devote to the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Celebrate your profession Oct. 5-11. Learn more!


SNMMI-TS Graduate Program Grant deadline is today

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2014

This new grant (for institutions only) focuses on the creation of new graduate-level programs that will provide varying opportunities for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologists to advance their education and career. Application deadline is today. Learn more. The grant is made possible through support from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.


WFNMB abstract submission deadline is today

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2014

Today is the last opportunity to submit your abstract for the 11th Congress of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, Aug. 27-31 in Cancun, Mexico. Submit your abstract today.


Be prepared with SNMMI's Nuclear Medicine Review Course

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 27, 2014

This online course comprises 14 lectures by world-renowned experts about the most critical topics in clinical nuclear medicine, including Physics & Instrumentation Pediatric Review, Endocrine Review PET/CT, Review of Gastrointestinal & Abdominal Imaging, Pulmonary Review, Immunotherapy Review, Review of Genitourinary System, Skeletal Review Tumor & Abscess Review, Review NRC Regulations Central Nervous System Review, and Cardiac Review Case Review. Get started today.


SNMMI-TS Graduate Program Grant deadline is June 30

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 27, 2014

This new grant (for institutions only) focuses on the creation of new graduate-level programs that will provide varying opportunities for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technologists to advance their education and career. Application deadline is June 30. Learn more. The grant is made possible through support from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.


Don't miss the "PET Imaging of the Brain for Technologists" webinar

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2014

Join Adam Opanowski, CNMT, PET, NCT, RT(N), and LisaAnn Trembath, CNMT, MSM, CCRA -- Thursday at 3 p.m. ET -- for an introduction to brain imaging for nuclear medicine technologists and other imaging staff. Attendees will discover valuable steps to follow to obtain the highest-quality images possible. Register today.


WFNMB abstract submission deadline is Monday

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2014

There's still time to submit your abstract for the 11th Congress of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, Aug. 27-31 in Cancun, Mexico. Abstract submissions are due no later than Monday, June 30. Submit your abstract today.


Flavia Niccolini, MD, receives first Henry N. Wagner Jr., MD, Best Paper Award

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2014

For more than 30 years, Henry N. Wagner Jr., MD, presented the Highlights lecture at the SNMMI Annual Meeting. The newly created Henry N. Wagner Jr., MD, Best Paper Award recognizes outstanding science and identifies the top paper in one of four categories -- cardiology, general nuclear medicine, neuroscience and oncology -- in conjunction with the SNMMI Highlights Symposium. Learn more.


Upcoming webinar: PET Imaging of the Brain for Technologists

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 23, 2014

Join Adam Opanowski, CNMT, PET, NCT, RT(N), and LisaAnn Trembath, CNMT, MSM, CCRA -- Thursday, June 26, at 3 p.m. ET -- for an introduction to brain imaging for nuclear medicine technologists and other imaging staff. Attendees will discover valuable steps to follow to obtain the highest-quality images possible. Register today.


Video highlights from SNMMI's 2014 Annual Meeting

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 23, 2014

See videos from SNMMI's 2014 Annual Meeting featuring attendee and exhibitor interviews and highlights of the meeting. View videos on SNMMI's YouTube channel.


Last chance to save $100 on the best of the SNMMI 2014 Annual Meeting!

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 20, 2014

Get instant access to more than 70 of the most popular sessions from the 2014 Annual Meeting with The SNMMI Virtual Meeting -- your digital video library of this year's most popular sessions. CME, ACPE and VOICE credits are available, along with convenient mobile viewing on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. Save $100 through today! Get started today.


WFNMB abstract submission deadline is June 30

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 20, 2014

There's still time to submit your abstract for the 11th Congress of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, Aug. 27-31, 2014, in Cancun, Mexico. Abstract submissions are due no later than June 30. Submit your abstract today.


The best of the SNMMI Annual Meeting!

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 18, 2014

Get instant access to more than 100 hours of content from the 2014 Annual Meeting with the SNMMI Virtual Meeting -- your digital video library of this year's most popular sessions. The Virtual Meeting features 70 of the most popular sessions, including the Opening Plenary, Monday Plenary and Wednesday Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD, Highlights Symposium. CME, ACPE and VOICE credits are available, along with convenient mobile viewing on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. Save $100 through June 20! Get started today.


SNMMI celebrates 60 years of nuclear medicine history

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 17, 2014

At the plenary kicking off the 2014 SNMMI Annual Meeting, SNMMI showed a video celebrating the intertwined history of SNMMI and nuclear medicine. Today, molecular imaging procedures are used to safely and effectively diagnose and manage the treatment of cancer, heart disease, brain disorders and much more. An estimated 10 million to 12 million nuclear medicine imaging and therapeutic procedures are performed each year in the U.S. View the video.


Order the top-selling Quick Reference Protocol Manual for Nuclear Medicine Technologists

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 16, 2014

Grab your copy of this popular new book from SNMMI. Targeting technologists specifically, the new Quick Reference Protocol Manual for Nuclear Medicine Technologists provides structured, up-to-date information for more than 70 nuclear medicine procedures. Each protocol lists the essential information for the procedure, from patient preparation through dose and administration. Learn more and order your copy today!


Become part of our Facebook family!

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 13, 2014

SNMMI is on Facebook! Participate in discussions, stay up to date on the latest news and connect with your peers on our Facebook page.


SNMMI Image of the Year: In vivo selective imaging of tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease with F-18 THK5117

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 12, 2014

A PET image using F-18 THK5117, a novel tracer that labels neurofibrillary tangles with high selectivity, has been selected as the SNMMI 2014 Image of the Year. Researchers selected this image from more than 1,700 studies presented during the 2014 SNMMI Annual Meeting in St. Louis.


SNMMI launches new tools to calculate radiation dose and pediatric injected activity

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jun 12, 2014

SNMMI's Dose Optimization Task Force is pleased to announce two new online tools to help educate imaging professionals on best practices for adult and pediatric nuclear medicine. The Nuclear Medicine Radiation Dose Tool provides convenient access to guidelines and radiation dose estimates (effective dose and critical organ dose) for many nuclear medicine exams. The Pediatric Injected Activity Tool reports recommended injected activity for pediatric patients. Visit www.snmmi.org/dose today!




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