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FDG PET/CT: EANM procedure guidelines for tumour imaging: version 2.0 with the exception that the SUV max is used in the United States as the quantitative measurement. March 10, 2017. 68 Ga-PSMA PET/CT: Joint EANM and SNMMI procedure guideline for prostate cancer imaging: version 1.0. July 7, 2015

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PSMA PET Validates EAU Classification System to …

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 20, 2022  · The authors of “PSMA PET validates higher rates of metastatic disease for European Association of Urology Biochemical Recurrence Risk Groups: an international multicenter study” include Justin Ferdinandus, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen and German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)-University Hospital Essen, Essen, …

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET is a powerful tool for diagnosing and determining the stage of many types of cancer, including lung, head and neck, colorectal, esophageal, lymphoma, melanoma, breast, thyroid, cervical, pancreatic and brain cancers. The value of PET for many other cancers is currently being investigated through the National Oncologic PET Registry.

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Phantom Analysis Toolkit (PAT) - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) Accreditation programs are increasingly requiring phantom-based PET/CT scanner measurements to provide evidence of quantitative accuracy and qualitative clinical image quality. To help SNMMI membership meet these requirements, SNMMI is providing a cloud-based automated Phantom Analysis Toolkit (PAT).

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Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging …

Posted: (52 years ago) PSMA PET Validates EAU Classification System for Prostate Cancer Recurrence. Research published in the January issue of JNM has confirmed the accuracy of the European Association of Urology risk classification system that groups prostate cancer …

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PET and SPECT - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET and SPECT. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging is routinely used and is the primary functional imaging tool used to evaluate the heart. More recently, positron emission tomography (PET) has been applied to the study of …

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Meetings & Events - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 25, 2015  · Coalition for PET Drugs; FDA PET Drug Manufacturing Q&A; EVIDENCE & QUALITY. Clinical Guidelines and AUC; Quality; Practice Resources; Dose Optimization; About Quality & Practice; Dosimetry; RESEARCH. Clinical Trials Network; Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Central; Preclinical Imaging; Nuclear Medicine Clinical Trial Group, LLC; Research: …

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PET| SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET PROS. PET PROS is a resource for referring and interpreting physicians to ensure easy access to important information and useful resources. The goal is to provide a one-stop shop for all your essential PET and PET/CT needs and questions. We encourage your feedback and suggestions for new resources to add to the PET PROS Program.

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Fact Sheet: What is PET? - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET is a powerful tool for diagnosing and determining the stage of many types of cancer, including lung, head and neck, colorectal, esophageal, lymphoma, melanoma, breast, thyroid, cervical, pancreatic and brain cancers. The value of PET for many other cancers is currently being investigated through the National Oncologic PET Registry.

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SNMMI Statement: Possible Effect of Omicron Infection …

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 14, 2022  · SNMMI Statement: Possible Effect of Omicron Infection on FDG PET/CT Scans. As a professional society representing more than 16,000 nuclear medicine professionals, it is SNMMI’s responsibility to distribute information relevant to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic to our members as we navigate through various ups and downs of each successive wave ...

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Lung Cancer - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) How is PET used for lung cancer? Diagnose and stage: by determining the location of the cancer and where the cancer has spread in the body, especially the lymph nodes and common sites of spread outside the chest such as the adrenal glands; Plan treatment: by determining a site that is appropriate for biopsy and in research studies helping select the best therapy based on …

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Melanoma - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET involves the use of an imaging device (PET scanner) and a tiny amount of radiotracer that is injected into the patient’s bloodstream. A frequently used PET radiotracer is fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), which the body treats like the simple sugar glucose. It usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes for the FDG distribution throughout the body to ...

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NMTCB Certification Prep Materials - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET Online Review Workshop for Technologists. Speakers: Paul Christian, CNMT, BS, PET Eric Rohren, MD, PhD Nancy Swanston, CNMT, RT(N), PET. The PET Review Workshop has been designed to assist nuclear medicine professionals develop the required level of understanding in PET and PET/CT in preparation for sitting for the NMTCB’s PET exam.

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Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) What is PET? PET involves the use of an imaging device (PET scanner) and a tiny amount of radiotracer that is injected into the patient’s bloodstream. A frequently used PET radiotracer is fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), which the body treats like the simple sugar glucose.

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Fact Sheet: Molecular Imaging and Colorectal Cancer - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET-CT is a combination of PET and computed tomography (CT) that produces highly detailed views of the body. The combination of two imaging techniques—called co-registration, fusion imaging or hybrid imaging—allows information from two different types of scans to be viewed in a single set of images.

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PSMA-Targeted PET Imaging and Interpretation: What ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 12, 2021  · Provide an introduction and understanding of basic PSMA PET image interpretation. Recall the key findings regarding sensitivity and specificity of PSMA PET imaging in common clinical scenarios. Recognize the appropriate clinical indications for PSMA-targeted PET imaging based on the available medical evidence.

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SNMMI Image of the Year: PET Imaging Measures Cognitive ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 16, 2021  · The effects of COVID-19 on the brain can be accurately measured with positron emission tomography (PET), according to research presented at the SNMMI 2021 Annual Meeting. The detailed depiction of areas of cognitive impairment, neurological symptoms and comparison of impairment over a six-month time frame has been selected as SNMMI’s 2021 …

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PET Center of Excellence - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET E-Community. The PET E-Community allows PET COE members to ask/answer questions, post comments (with attachments), and provide updates/information to the PET COE community regarding PET, PET/CT. Members may also upload images and …

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Cancer-Specific Information - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET scans are currently the most effective means of detecting a recurrence of some cancers. In contrast to chemotherapy, where all proliferating cells are affected, molecular radiotherapy (MRT) delivers concentrated doses of radiation directly to the tumor, decreasing radiation exposure to healthy tissue and potentially reducing side effects.

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CMS Announcements Hold Big Surprises for PET Scans - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 13, 2021  · CMS removes exclusion for non-oncologic PET. Second, on July 13, 2021, CMS published its CY 2022 MPFS Proposed Rule —including a significant change for nuclear medicine. CMS proposes to remove the "exclusionary language" from NCD 220.6 Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans. This will leave non-oncologic PET indications (unless …

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Newly Approved PET Imaging Agent Solves Clinical Dilemmas ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 29, 2021  · The 18 F-FES PET scan—approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2020—was shown to solve 87 percent of dilemmas, providing physicians with information for personalized treatment decision-making. This research was published in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. A key characteristic of breast cancer is the ...

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Appropriate Use Criteria for PET Myocardial Perfusion ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The new AUC for PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging addresses several clinical scenarios for nuclear medicine. To improve utilization and guide providers to use nuclear medicine for coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk stratification in a more appropriate way, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), the American College of Cardiology …

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Head and Neck Cancers - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET scans are currently the most effective means of detecting a recurrence of cancer. What is the future of molecular imaging and head and neck cancers? In addition to increasing our understanding of the underlying causes of disease, molecular imaging is improving the way disease is detected and treated.

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CMS Revokes Coding Barriers for 18F FDG PET Infection and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 02, 2021  · In December 2020, CMS retired the National Coverage Determination for F-18 FDG PET for infection and inflammation, effective January 1, 2021. On June 8, CMS put forth certain ICD-10 codes for osteomyelitis and fever of unknown origin in a transmittal—which they would NOT cover. Yesterday, that decision was reversed.

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Fact Sheet: Molecular Imaging and Breast Cancer - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) Positron emission tomography (PET) is a type of molecular imaging that is able to show certain radiotracers that collect in the body's tissues and organs. Like other types of molecular imaging, PET involves the use of an imaging device (PET scanner) and a radiotracer that is injected into the patient’s bloodstream.

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Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 18, 2022  · PSMA PET: FDA Approved and Coming to a Hospital Near You: Details: PSMA011822: 1/19/2022: 7:00-8:00 PM: Performing Myocardial Blood Flow with Cardiac PET: Details: CARD011922: 2/22/2022: 12:00-1:00 PM: Pediatric PET: High Yield Uses and Opportunities: Details: PED022222: 3/15/2022: 12:00-1:00 PM: Fluciclovine PET/CT for …

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Glossary of Molecular Imaging Terms - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) positron emission tomography (PET) PET involves the use of an imaging device (PET scanner) and a radiotracer that is injected into the patient’s bloodstream. A frequently used PET radiotracer is 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), a compound derived from a simple sugar and a small amount of radioactive fluorine.

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Brain - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET and SPECT are highly accurate methods for evaluating surgery as a treatment option. molecular imaging is very useful for guiding the management of brain tumors. Physicians use PET and SPECT studies to determine the extent of the disease, define the degree of malignancy and to detect cancer recurrences.

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Stress/Rest Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) A Stress/Rest Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Study is a type of stress test that uses PET or SPECT imaging of a patient’s heart before and after exercise to determine the effect of physical stress on the flow of blood through the coronary arteries and the heart muscle.

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Fact Sheet: Molecular Imaging and Ovarian Cancer - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET-CT is a combination of PET and computed tomography (CT) that produces highly detailed views of the body. The combination of two imaging techniques—called co-registration, fusion imaging or hybrid imaging—allows information from two different types of scans to be viewed in a single set of images.

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Fact Sheet: Molecular Imaging and Parkinson’s Disease - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) What is PET? PET involves the use of an imaging device (PET scanner) and a radiotracer that is injected into the patient’s bloodstream. A frequently used PET radiotracer is 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), a compound derived from a simple sugar and a small amount of radioactive fluorine. More active brain cells accumulate more FDG tracer.

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NDC Numbers For Radiopharmaceuticals - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) FDA PET Drug Manufacturing Q&A; NDC Numbers For Radiopharmaceuticals. Question: My facility tells me I need to submit NDC numbers for radiopharmaceutical doses. How do I find these, and are these to replace the A codes? Answer: Please Login as a SNMMI Member to access the answers to the Coding and Reimbursement Q&As.

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SNMMI Reacts to CMS Coverage Decision on New Alzheimer’s ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 12, 2022  · Currently, PET is the only FDA-approved biomarker for identifying beta amyloid plaque. Beta amyloid PET is critical in the process of selecting patients who can benefit from therapy with aducanumab.

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Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) imaging is a nuclear medicine exam using positron emission tomography (PET) to detect prostate cancer. PSMA PET is very sensitive for detecting prostate cancer, with accumulating evidence suggesting it is superior to conventional imaging tests such as CT scans or bone scans.

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PET/CT Artificial Intelligence Model Ideal for Predicting ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 11, 2022  · PET/CT Artificial Intelligence Model Ideal for Predicting Risk of Future Heart Attack. January 11, 2022. Reston, VA— By combining information from two advanced imaging techniques with clinical data, physicians can improve their prediction of heart attacks, according to research published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

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Fluciclovine PET/CT Scan - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) Fluciclovine PET/CT Scan. Fluciclovine scan (also known as an “Axumin PET/CT exam”) is a nuclear medicine study using positron emission tomography (PET) with computed tomography (CT) to localize recurrent disease in patients who were previously treated for prostate cancer and now are presenting with increased prostate specific antigen (PSA).

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Appropriate Use Criteria for Prostate-Specific Membrane ...

Posted: (52 years ago) SNMMI assembled an autonomous PSMA PET Imaging Workgroup to represent a multidisciplinary panel of health care providers with substantive knowledge in the use of nuclear medicine procedures in prostate cancer imaging to review the scientific literature and develop consensus recommendations for the clinical use of this technology.

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Lipophilic Statin Use Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 14, 2021  · In patients with mild cognitive impairment, taking lipophilic statins more than doubles their risk of developing dementia compared to those who do not take statins. According to research presented at the SNMMI 2021 Annual Meeting, PET scans of lipophilic statin users revealed a highly significant decline in metabolism in the area of the brain that is first impacted …

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Meetings & Events - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 25, 2022  · Coalition for PET Drugs; FDA PET Drug Manufacturing Q&A; EVIDENCE & QUALITY. Clinical Guidelines and AUC; Quality; Practice Resources; Dose Optimization; About Quality & Practice; Dosimetry; RESEARCH. Clinical Trials Network; Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Central; Preclinical Imaging; Nuclear Medicine Clinical Trial Group, LLC; Research: …

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Detectnet™ (Copper Cu-64 Dotatate Injection) Gets a New ...

Posted: (52 years ago) February 10, 2021. Recently, the Centers of Medicare and Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted Detectnet™ a HCPCS Level II Code, A9592 (copper cu-64, dotatate, diagnostic, 1 millicurie), effective April 1, 2021. The news came less than two months after Detectnet was granted its transitional passthrough code (C9068) effective January 1, 2021.

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Award Winners - Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Educational Exhibits Poster Award Winners. 1st Place. Diverse spectrum of uncommon tissue involvement in IgG4-related diseases on 18F-FDG PET/CT. Presenting Author: Ashwin S. Parihar, MBBS, MD. Institution: Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. 2nd Place.

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Fact Sheet: Molecular Imaging and Neuroendocrine Tumors ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The radioactive octreotide attaches to tumor cells that have somatostatin receptors and is detected by either a SPECT or PET/CT machine that creates pictures showing where the tumor cells are in the body. Nearly 90 percent of NETs can be identified with Ga-DOTATATE (NETSPOT), which is a type of 68Ga PET/CT.

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Display event - PET/MR: Where Can My Patients Benefit?

Posted: (52 years ago) Share this page. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share on LinkedIn; Email; More options

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NETSPOT™ (Ga-68 labeled DOTATATE, Injection) - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) Could you please tell us how to code the FDA-approved (June 2, 2016) radiopharmaceutical Ga-68 labeled DOTATATE, injection (NETSPOT™), a PET imaging agent for localization of somatostatin receptor-positive neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Answer: Please Login as a SNMMI Member to access the answers to the Coding and Reimbursement Q&As.

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Thyroid Cancer - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET scanning is very useful as an alternative to radioiodine scans for patients whose thyroid cancer does not take up or absorb radioactive iodine. What is I-131 radiotherapy (RIT) and how is it performed? I-131 radiotherapy is a treatment for thyroid cancer that typically follows surgery to remove the thyroid. The treatment is used to ...

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Fact Sheet: Molecular Imaging and Lymphoma - SNMMI

Posted: (52 years ago) PET-CT is a combination of PET and computed tomography (CT) that produces highly detailed views of the body. The combination of two imaging techniques—called co-registration, fusion imaging or hybrid imaging—allows information from two different types of scans to be viewed in a single set of images.

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