SNM celebrates Nuclear Medicine Week

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The Society of Nuclear Medicine has announced the theme for this year’s Nuclear Medicine Week, Oct. 2-8, is “Visualizing a Brighter and Healthier Tomorrow,” and released a toolkit for nuclear and molecular imaging professionals.

The toolkit includes a fact sheet, sample letter to government officials, sample media materials and suggested activities for the week—including issuing a public service announcement, holding an open house of the nuclear and molecular imaging department for the public and hosting an appreciation luncheon for employees.

SNM said it is working to increase understanding of the value of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, and Nuclear Medicine Week is a chance to recognize advances in the field, as well as the professionals who carry out these procedures.

More than 16 million Americans undergo nuclear medicine procedures each year for a variety of conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological conditions and other physiological problems, SNM said.