Proposed Funding of Nuclear Medicine Research in 2012 Senate Appropriations Bill

September 19, 2011

The Society of Nuclear Medicine applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee’s recent approval of HR 2354, the Fiscal Year 2012 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill, which proposes an allocation of $12,000,000 to continue nuclear medicine research with human application.  This provision, falling under the Biological and Environmental Research section, also states that “DOE-funded nuclear medicine research has led to numerous achievements in patient care, such as cutting-edge nuclear medicine imaging and therapy procedures, including PET scans, that are crucial for identifying the presence of cancer in the body and cardiac stress tests to analyze heart function.”  The Society of Nuclear Medicine appreciates this continued support, which will help to continue facilitate technological breakthroughs in nuclear medicine research.