SNMMI Association News


2014 Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week merchandise is available

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 31, 2014

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


2015-16 SNMMI Post-Doctoral Molecular Imaging Research Scholar Program

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 31, 2014

The postdoctoral program will support a two-year research endeavor that promotes integration of molecular imaging into the career of the trainee. This $65,000 grant provides $32,500 annually for two years and is made possible through a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Application deadline is Oct. 31. Learn more and submit your application.


Upcoming webinar: "Using FACBC to Image Prostate Cancer"

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2014

Join David Schuster, MD, on Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. ET and learn more about anti-1-amino-3-[18F]fluorocyclobutane-1-carboxylic acid (anti-[18F]FACBC) -- a synthetic amino acid PET radiotracer that has shown promise in staging and restaging patients with prostate cancer -- the current status of using FACBC and results of key clinical trials. Register today.


Diagnostic CT and PET/CT cases available

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 30, 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. Get started today.


Earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, ACPE or VOICE credit

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2014

Earn CE credit with SNMMI's comprehensive online lectures. Popular lectures include Basic Science -- Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Brain Amyloid Imaging, FDA Audits and Inspections: A Manufacturer's Perspective, Computers in Nuclear Medicine (CA Scope: NI) and Molecular Imaging & Prostate Cancer. Select your credit type and get started today. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, ACPE or VOICE.


Let JNM research come to you

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2014

Sign up for free JNM table of contents alerts (monthly), ahead-of-print alerts (2x/week) or CiteTrack alerts (by personalized keywords) to stay informed and save time -- effortlessly! Sign up now.


Online registration for the Little Rock, Ark., Chapter Roadshow closes Wed.

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2014

Join SNMMI-TS on Saturday, Aug. 2, in Little Rock, Ark., 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. Online registration closes this Wednesday! Learn more and register today for as low as $25.


Shortages likely due to NTP shutdown

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2014

NTP Radioisotopes experienced a minor operational incident at its manufacturing facility, which has led to an unexpected shutdown. As a result, supply shortages could affect SNMMI members.


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

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 25, 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 & VOICE credits are available, along with convenient mobile viewing on your iPad, iPhone or Android device.


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

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 25, 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!


SNMMI has many ways to earn CE credit

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

SNMMI now provides multiple options for you to earn essential SAM, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and ACPE credits. Fulfill your CE requirements with these great resources, including the SNMMI Virtual Meeting, journal SAMs, online lectures and journal CE. Visit SNMMI's Learning Center for more information.


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

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

Join SNMMI-TS this August and September 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.


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

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 23, 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, 2014. Start working on your application now!


"Imaging Modalities, Radiochemistry, Image/Data Analysis -- in theory & practice"

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

The four-day workshop -- Sept. 15-16 (part 1) and Sept. 21-22 (part 2) in Seoul, South Korea -- covers the basic and advanced theoretical background of imaging modalities, quantitative image analysis and kinetic modeling, radiochemistry and disease-specific imaging. Besides the theory, practical teaching sessions as well as practical data analysis sessions will provide you with the opportunity to go into the depths of imaging analysis, guided by high-level experts and excellent teachers. Learn more.


Tc99m exametazime injection (Ceretec Kit) shortage

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

On July 14, the FDA announced a shortage of Technetium-99m exametazime injection (Ceretec Kit) due to a delay in shipping of the drug. The Ceretec Kit packaged with methylene blue is currently not available; estimated date of return to market is the week of Aug. 4.


SNMMI 2014 grant and award winners posted

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

The winners of all SNMMI and SNMMI-TS 2014 grants and awards are now listed on the SNMMI website. While you're there, check out application deadlines for next year's awards.


SNMMI patient pamphlets and fact sheets -- tools you can use


SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2014

SNMMI has developed 19 pamphlets to help you explain various aspects of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging for a lay audience. All pamphlets are available for sale in the SNMMI Store. SNMMI also offers the same information in fact sheets that you can download or print from the SNMMI website.


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

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 17, 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.


Understand key developments in computing devices and image processing software

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2014

Grasp the principles, design, capabilities and limitations of computers in the context of nuclear medicine with "Computers in Nuclear Medicine: A Practical Approach, 2nd Ed." This top-seller is your comprehensive guide to understanding computing tools in nuclear medicine imaging. Pick up a copy today!


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


SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 16, 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, 2014. Start working on your application now!


Be prepared with SNMMI's Nuclear Medicine Review Course

SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 15, 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.


Maintain your certification


SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2014

Explore SNMMI's MOC Part II SAM Modules and fulfill your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. The ABNM requires each diplomate to obtain a minimum of eight self-assessment credits per year in order to be eligible for the recertification exam. Learn more.


Access JNM and JNMT whenever you need them with the mobile SNMMI journal application


SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 14, 2014

The full-text mobile application for The Journal of Nuclear Medicine and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology lets you access journal articles on the go. Compatible with iOS devices (iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone). Download the applications from the iTunes App Store.


"Imaging Modalities, Radiochemistry, Image/Data Analysis -- in theory & practice"


SNMMI SmartBrief | Jul 14, 2014

The 4-day workshop -- September 15-16 (part 1) and September 21-22 (part 2) in Seoul, South Korea -- covers the basic and advanced theoretical background of imaging modalities, quantitative image analysis and kinetic modeling, radiochemistry, and disease specific imaging. Beside the theory practical teaching sessions as well as PRACTICAL data analysis sessions, the event will provide you with the opportunity to go into the depths of imaging analysis -- guided by high-level experts and excellent teachers. Learn more.


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!


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!


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!


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.


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.




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