Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), formerly the Society of Nuclear Medicine, is a nonprofit scientific and professional organization that promotes the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging (PET and SPECT). The bulk of nuclear imaging exams relate to oncology, about a third to cardiac imaging and the rest for a variety of protocols, including imaging inflammation and beta-amyloid plaques that cause Alzheimer's disease. 

Researchers have designed a new cardiac SPECT imaging system that could potentially deliver images much faster than current models. The team presented its findings at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), SNMMI 2022. #SNMMI22 #snmmi #SNMMI2022

The need for speed: New-look cardiac SPECT imaging system could be up to 100 times faster than current models

Researchers presented their proposed design of a self-collimating SPECT system at SNMMI 2022.

June 16, 2022
SNMMI Image of the Year 68Ga-FAPI-46 PET/CT heart attack acute myocardial infarction

‘Image of the Year’ highlights the predictive power of a new PET imaging agent

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging has chosen its 2022 Image of the Year, and it’s one that is sure to interest anyone in the field of cardiac imaging.

June 15, 2022

Combining AI with cardiac imaging helps predict heart attacks, cardiovascular deaths

The findings were presented virtually during the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2021 Annual Meeting.

June 14, 2021
insurance

Imaging advocates offer guidance after reported spate of SPECT/CT payment denials

The Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging said it’s received “many complaints” from the field pertaining to various commercial payers. 

June 7, 2021
Humana

Imaging experts slam Humana for ‘ill-informed and wrong’ decision to deny coverage for PET/CT exams

The pair said that without hearing a solid argument, they will be "relentless" in opposing the insurance giant's coverage determination. 

November 18, 2020
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Top nuclear imaging group ‘strongly disagrees’ with Humana’s decision to refuse coverage for PET/CT

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging said the move denies patients access to potentially lifesaving technologies.

November 12, 2020
Damaged Organ

SNMMI 2020: Imaging highlights connection between heart and kidneys in heart attack response

Researchers monitored how the heart and kidneys responded one day, three days, seven days and six weeks following an induced myocardial infarction. 

July 13, 2020

Nuclear medicine, cardio groups reject proposed myocardial PET cuts

Multiple nuclear medicine and cardiology groups are working to oppose potential cuts to myocardial PET scans that were made possible by the CMS 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule, according to a joint statement.

September 6, 2019

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