dismiss

Be DOTmed's Guest at FIME 2014 in Miami Beach Aug 6th-8th -- Get your Free Pass here

SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

Never Miss a Story

Sign up for email alerts

 

More Industry Headlines

MESA and Asteral announce merger Brings together medical system expertise

Johnson & Johnson withdraws controversial devices May spread cancer

Cardiovascular device innovations will raise prices Expected 35 percent increase

New catheter improves stroke treatment Enhances visualization with MR

July's New Product Showcase This month's roundup of the latest industry products.

Obstacles in the way of value-based relationships Providers don't trust payors

Genomic test personalizes prostate cancer treatment Predicts radiotherapy benefits for patients

Global surgical equipment market will hit $12.1 billion Electrosurgical and robotic devices spur growth

Surgery better than endoscopy for some early esophageal cancers Newly published study provides insight

Medtronic acquires Visualase Expands neuroscience offerings

SNM moves closer to name change

by Brendon Nafziger , DOTmed News Associate Editor
The Society of Nuclear Medicine moved one step closer to a name change at its winter meeting last month.

By a two-thirds vote, a House of Delegates gathering during SNM's 2012 Mid-Winter Meeting, held in Orlando, Fla. at the end of January, approved a proposed amendment to the bylaws that would change the society's name to "Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging."

Story Continues Below Advertisement

FDA approved successor to the PRISM 3000 XP:

MultiCam 3000eco opens new financial and diagnostic opportunities. Inter Medical of Germany and Eclipse Systems offer the most effective triple-head gamma camera on the market for heart and brain diagnostics.



An SNM spokeswoman told DOTmed News by e-mail that the new name was suggested "as a way to more accurately portray where the society is and where it is heading," as it includes scientists, technicians and clinicians who focus on non-nuclear molecular imaging. Some members apparently said their schools or departments had already changed their name to include molecular imaging in the title, she said.

SNM's name change process got underway last year, the society said. At the request of its board of directors, a Name Change Task Force was organized in January 2011, and presented its recommendations to the board in April 2011, the society said. The force was chaired by Carolyn Anderson.

The final step before a name change could go through will be a vote by the members, scheduled to be held June 11 at the society's annual meeting, this year in Miami Beach, Fla.

And yes, the acronym would likely have to change, SNM said.

In other news, the nuclear medicine society said its winter meeting was a success: almost 650 doctors, technologists, scientists and others attended the meeting, a 17.5 percent increase on attendance numbers in the 2011 meeting, also held in a sunny clime (Palm Springs, Calif.).

Related:


Interested in Medical Industry News? Subscribe to DOTmed's weekly news email and always be informed. Click here, it takes just 30 seconds.

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2014 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED