ACR, SNMMI create new clinical registry for nuclear medicine

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) are collaborating to create a new clinical data registry to support high-quality practice and care in nuclear medicine.

As part of the collaboration, SNMMI and ACR will collect and analyze data on nuclear medicine procedures and facilitate reporting of quality performance to the federal government, according to a statement from the ACR.

The diagnostic interventional radiology/ nuclear medicine arm of the registry will be piloted in 2019, and initially will focus on PET/CT imaging data. All sites participating in the pilot will have access to the collected data, which will include de-identified data from participating pilot institutions.

“This synergistic partnership reaffirms the commitment of both organizations to provide the highest level of nuclear medicine care for our patients,” said Phillip Koo, MD, chair of SNMMI’s Quality Committee, in the prepared statement. “The initiative will support that goal through evidence-based practice improvements born from a data-rich registry.”