Welcome To The Missouri Valley Chapter of the SNMMI
The MVC is a regional chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging representing individuals from Iowa,
Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The Chapter sponsors a Fall meeting each year to provide
nuclear medicine professionals with continuing education opportunities addressing the newest innovations and latest
developments in the field. The Chapter also acts as a liaison with the SNMMI, which is our national professional society.
Happy New Year from the MVC!
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Updates from the SNMMI and the MVC
SNMMI Procedure Standards Page: You can now get direct access to the SNMMI Procedure Standards Page. The procedure standards will help to identify those 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. Access this page at www.snmmi.org/ps.
SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting Updates:
- Condensed Meeting Timeline to Better Meet Your Schedule
Based on your feedback, SNMMI has condensed the 2018 meeting from five to four days to help reduce your time away from your job. The same great content will be available, beginning on Saturday, June 23 through Tuesday, June 26.
- Implement What You Learn
In response to attendee feedback, SNMMI 2018 will introduce "Nuts and Bolts" sessions in a wide variety of subspecialty areas – giving you practical information that you can use immediately when you return to the clinic.
- Save on Travel Expenses
The SNMMI is pleased to introduce its roommate sharing program designed to assist those with limited travel budgets. Register yourself as a roommate or view those already signed up looking for roommates.
- Make the Business Case to Attend the Meeting
We already know you want to attend the SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting. Now it's time to convince your manager! Proving their return on investment is key, not only justifying the money it costs to attend the meeting, but that your time spent in Philadelphia will benefit you professionally and benefit your organization moving forward. Visit www.snmmi.org/ShowYourBoss for great resources to clearly illustrate the value of the meeting. Plus, download and personalize a letter of justification you can give to your manager!
Review of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 5th edition (Member Price: $89.00)
Editors: Norman Bolus, MSPH, MPH, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS and Krystle W. Glasgow, MIS, CNMT, NMTCB(CT), NMAA
This detailed overview of nuclear medicine technology covers patient care, instrumentation, radiopharmaceuticals, federal regulations, imaging of ten systems within the body, and radionuclide therapy—-complemented by hundreds of self-evaluation questions and answers mirroring the structure of national certification examinations. The fifth edition includes updated information on radiopharmaceuticals, regulations and procedures; revamped chapters on CT and PET instrumentation; new primers on radiation physics, advanced nuclear cardiology, MR and PET/MR, general counting statistics and the advanced PET specialty exam; and introductions to pharmacology, health informatics and research methods. Plus, the first seven practice exams now have five possible answers, and there is a new eighth exam. To purchase, visit www.snmmi.org/rnmt5.
Call for Volunteers: We Want You!!
The MVC wants feedback from individuals that are members of the Chapter. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming more involved and willing to serve on Committees for the Chapter, we want to hear from you and improve our organization to better meet your needs. This is a way to let your voice be heard! You can email the MVC directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.