Navigation Links
SNM congratulates NOPR and its supporting organizations on successful conclusion of project
Date:4/2/2008

Reston, Va. SNM congratulates the Academy of Molecular Imaging (AMI), the American College of Radiology (ACR) and ACR Imaging Network (ACRIN) on the recent release of significant data from the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR) that dramatically illustrate the effectiveness of positron emission tomography (PET) in the diagnosis of cancer.

The studyreported in an article authored by Hillner et al. published March 24 online in the Journal of Clinical Oncologyanalyzed data from nearly 23,000 patients contributed by more than 1200 facilities nationwide. It showed that clinicians changed the intended care of more than one in three cancer patients as the result of FDG-PET scan findings.

FDG-PET, also called PET imaging or PET scan, is a test that images the function of cells to show differences between healthy tissue and diseased tissue. It is used to evaluate various neurological and cardiac disorders as well as for diagnosing, staging, and monitoring the treatment of many different cancers.

In response to this positive data, NOPR has formally asked CMS to reconsider the current National Coverage decision on FDG-PET to end the data collection requirements for diagnosis, staging and restaging. CMS will review the data and issue their decision regarding reimbursement for PET scans covered only through the NOPR.

The authors believe that the data collected by NOPR fulfils an unmet need with its primary scientific aim of measuring the impact of PET on patient management in a manner that is minimally intrusive to care providers. They also state that our findings are representative of Medicare patients for whom PET would be ordered if it were covered by CMS for the expanded indications.

The NOPR was developed in response to a proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand coverage for FDG-PET to include cancers and indications not presently eligible for Medicare reimbursement, including cancers of the ovary, uterus, prostate, pancreas, stomach, kidney and bladder (for a complete list, go to www.cancerpetregistry.org). Medicare reimbursement for these cancers was provided if the patient's referring physician and provider submitted data to NOPR to assess the impact of PET on cancer patient management.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kathryn Wiley
kwiley@snm.org
703-326-1184
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Siemens Congratulates Kenneth R. Bertka, M.D., Recipient of 2007 AMDIS Award
2. American Heart Association Congratulates Pioneer Heart Surgeon for Being Named Recipient of Congressional Gold Medal Award
3. Mission Pharmacal Congratulates Exemplary Womens Health Researchers
4. Internet2 Congratulates FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program Grant Awardees
5. Biomoda President Testifies Before New Mexico Legislature Supporting Clinical Funding for Early Lung Cancer
6. Missouri House Recognizes Extraordinary Efforts Supporting National Guard Families
7. Supernanny Jo Frost Joins the Partnership for a Drug-Free America in Supporting Time To Talk(TM)
8. TriWest Contributes $75,000 to Agencies Supporting California Guardsmen
9. ImaRx Therapeutics Submits Urokinase Data to FDA Supporting Extended Expiration Dating
10. Dr. Drew Joins the Partnership for a Drug-Free America in Supporting TimeToTalk(TM)
11. Amscot Financial Contributes to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Supporting Upcoming Walk for a Cure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... The Central Coast ... purpose of this dance is to provide a night of fun for teens with and ... to help everyone feel welcomed and included at the event. The dance will take place ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Basketball is a ... integral part of the Peety PoppersTM series, sign language translation is featured in the ... health and wellness in Peety PoppersTM lessons has a sign language translator to teach ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Dignity Health named ... Hospital Emergency Room –Mesa. The new facility is licensed under Dignity Health ... “Dr. Bingham is an excellent leader and will ensure our new freestanding emergency room ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... According ... System, a product marketed as a weight loss dietary supplement, is being recalled due ... group Beverly Hills Physicians, because there is not a single supplement on the market ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nursing aides who treat ... Act, Time to Heal” on Thursday, February 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at ... Chedda, president of ANSA Consultants, who will discuss clinical best practices throughout the continuum ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- Breast Cancer Therapeutics in Asia-Pacific Markets to ... (APAC) breast cancer market will experience considerable expansion from ... a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.5%. --> ... - states that the Asia-Pacific (APAC) ... in 2014 to $3.4 billion by 2021, at a Compound ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , February 11, 2016 ... at Worldwide Clinical Trials, will present at this year,s Summit ... the Hyatt Regency in Miami, FL. ... partnerships to optimize study execution, supporting SCOPE,s "Improving Site Study ... take place on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 11:05 a.m. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016 Exactus ... company providing high-quality specialty pharmacy care for those ... today it has achieved full Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation ... organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through ... --> The URAC accreditation process ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: