Physicians

Your time is valuable. That's why SNMMI's new "Physician-Focused" section gives you instant access to what's important. One stop. All the information.

Practice Guidelines

Practice guidelines 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 practice guidelines in the following areas:

Cardiovascular System
Endocrine System
Gastrointestinal System
Genitourinary System
General
Infection and Inflammation

Skeletal System
Central Nervous System
Oncology
Pediatric
Pulmonary System
Therapy
EANM Guidelines
Collaborative Guidelines
Retired Guidelines
Guidelines Available for Public Comment

Maintenance of Certification

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
 • Professionalism
 • 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.

SNMMI Educational Programs for Physicians

Coding and Reimbursement

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!

Educational Programs for Physicians

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.

 

 

PET PROS 

The PET PROS program is your go-to source for print and take materials and helpful tools related to PET and PET/CT, including:

  • Reporting Guidelines and Examples
  • Practice Guidelines
  • Patient Fact Sheets
  • Educational Brochures
  • Reimbursement Resources
  • And More!

Referring/Interpreting Physicians: Understand the advantages and applications of PET/CT in your practice, and access helpful tools to increase the appropriate utilization of PET/CT.

Patients/Advocates: Learn about the latest PET/CT information and the major benefits it offers to patients.

Abstracts

SNMMI offers a number of opportunities for nuclear medicine physicians and residents to submit clinical and scientific abstracts to be considered for presentation at upcoming SNMMI conferences and meetings:

ACNM Annual and SNMMI 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting | January 22-25, 2015 in San Antonio, TX, USA
Abstracts are currently being accepted for the ACNM Annual Meeting and SNMMI 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting. Clinical and scientific abstracts will be accepted on the following topics: Aspects of Clinical and Basic Science in Nuclear Medicine, Correlative Imaging in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, Nuclear Pharmacy and Physics, Nuclear Cardiology, Radionuclide Therapy, and Quality and Safety in Nuclear Medicine. Submit Your Abstract.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday, December 4, 2014

AACR-SNMMI Joint Conference: State-of-the-Art: Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy | February 11-14, 2015 in San Diego, CA, USA
The State of the Art: Molecular Imaging in Cancer Biology and Therapy Conference is currently accepting abstracts related to the areas of cancer biology that currently, or will potentially, interface with molecular imaging technologies and/or imaging agent development. Submit Your Abstract. 
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014

The 3rd Theranostics World Congress (3TWC) on Ga-68 and PRRT | March 12-14, 2015 in Baltimore, MD, USA
The call for abstracts for this event opens on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Check back for additional information.

SNMMI 2015 Annual Meeting | June 6-10, 2015 in Baltimore, MD, USA
The call for abstract for the 2015 Annual Meeting opens on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Check back for additional information.

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