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 ov
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2

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:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... In ... how many dental practices across the country are switching from traditional dental impressions ... Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Sam Saleh of Ora Dentistry Spa, his practice ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , ... September 01, 2015 , ... According to a ... individuals with type 2 diabetes that participated in a three year study about weight ... down the line if they elected weight loss surgery at the onset of the ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... , ... Celebrity hairstylist and Beauty Gives Back Art Team member Ted Gibson ... Thursday, Oct. 1, at the La Valencia Hotel. The presentation, on the eve of ... and professional hair, makeup and nail design. , The evening of beauty and ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Georgia State ... universities across the country in stemming sexual assaults on their campuses. , The ... a consortium of sexual assault researchers and student affairs professionals responding to calls ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Splashtop Inc. , the worldwide ... , a solution optimized for MSPs and IT professionals looking for a cost ... inadequate customer services of existing remote support solution, many MSPs and ITs have ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Article on CAD/CAM Dental Technology Highlights the Advantages of 21st Century Dentistry, Notes Ora Dentistry Spa 2Health News:Recent Journal Article on Diabetes Remission Adds to the Growing Pile Of Evidence in Favor of Bariatric Surgery, Says Dr. Feiz and Associates 2Health News:Celebrity Hairstylist Ted Gibson Explores Fusion of Fashion and Beauty at “Beauty Behind the Fashion” at Fashion Week San Diego Proceeds to benefit THIRST Project 2Health News:Celebrity Hairstylist Ted Gibson Explores Fusion of Fashion and Beauty at “Beauty Behind the Fashion” at Fashion Week San Diego Proceeds to benefit THIRST Project 3Health News:Georgia State, Partners Introduce Climate Survey to Aid in Preventing Campus Sexual Assaults 2Health News:Splashtop Launches Splashtop Business for Remote Support, the Simple, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Solution for MSPs and IT Professionals 2Health News:Splashtop Launches Splashtop Business for Remote Support, the Simple, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Solution for MSPs and IT Professionals 3Health News:Splashtop Launches Splashtop Business for Remote Support, the Simple, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Solution for MSPs and IT Professionals 4
... Los Angeles Based ... ... winning video for the “ Ban Asbestos Now! ” film search which is part of a ... health implications due to exposure. Los Angeles residents Arik Cohen (writer/director), Jared Bauer (cameraman), ...
... factors have long been known to play a major role ... obesity suggests that there should be some common changes in ... change in dietary factors in the past few decades is ... However, the effect of long-term exposure to excess niacin on ...
... , This release is available in German ... after an accident or illness, a corneal transplantation could restore ... in Germany, about 7,000 await the opportunity to ... donor corneas are not common. Dr. Joachim Storsberg of the ...
... The 57 million Americans currently living with "pre-diabetes" could ... according to a new study published in this month,s ... a 6-month Weight Watchers group program, overweight or obese adults ... not only lost weight, but also significantly reduced fasting glucose ...
... received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the ... an innovative global health research project led by Todd ... Mechanical Engineering, titled "Complement-based antibiotic microbeads". Sulchek,s project ... Foundation in the fourth funding round of Grand Challenges ...
... successful testing of a sensor that can instantly tell whether ... by emergency room doctors to determine whether a patient has ... diabetics do not take enough insulin. Someday the technology may ... determine whether they need more insulin. A report on the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Judges Select Winner of the Ban Asbestos Now Video Search 2Health News:Judges Select Winner of the Ban Asbestos Now Video Search 3Health News:Judges Select Winner of the Ban Asbestos Now Video Search 4Health News:Synthetic eye prosthesis 2Health News:New study finds attending Weight Watchers meetings helps reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes 2Health News:Georgia Tech awarded Gates Foundation grant for innovative global health research 2
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2015 Taiwan,s GNT ... in Taipei on  August 25 ... platform, a targeted drug delivery technology that uses nano-scale ... was part of a joint press conference held by ... (GNT), showcasing GNT,s latest edible gold-based food and beverage ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015 Sargas Pharmaceutical Adherence and ... Drug Adherence m Health applications along with 24 ... of non face-to-face monitoring of twenty minutes per ... of our apps, doctors are now well prepared ... our ONCHIT certified Physician, Pharmacy and Patient portals ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Agena Bioscience TM today announced the establishment ... commercial and financial hub from which many biotech and life ... in mainland China . "The ... sales with almost sixty MassARRAY ® Systems installed to ... allow us to expand our reach and foster a high ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:GNTbm Updates Developments in the Vaucarrin(TM) annogold Drug Delivery Platform 2GNTbm Updates Developments in the Vaucarrin(TM) annogold Drug Delivery Platform 3GNTbm Updates Developments in the Vaucarrin(TM) annogold Drug Delivery Platform 4GNTbm Updates Developments in the Vaucarrin(TM) annogold Drug Delivery Platform 5SPAC International's Drug Adherence and Chronic Care Management App Now available at Apple App and Google Play stores 2Agena Bioscience Opens Office in Shanghai, China 2
... today announced positive results from a Phase 1 trial ... in vitro anti-pseudomonal activity. The results from ... well tolerated, with a clinical and laboratory safety profile ... toxicity was observed, even at the highest dose regimen ...
... 23 Each year in the United States more than ... These new cases account for 10 percent of the new ... several types of leukemia, the survival rate has not changed ... Golubieski, president of Foundation Venture Capital Group, LLC, a New ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Calixa Therapeutics Announces Positive Phase 1 Results for CXA-101, a Novel Intravenous Cephalosporin Antibiotic with Excellent Anti-Pseudomonal Activity 2Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests in UMDNJ Company Working to Improve Leukemia Treatments 2
...
No. 1. 30 mm conventional blades. Thin well-rounded tips....
Open blade speculum designed for both temporal and superior approach ocular surgery. Thumb screw adjusting mechanism. Manufactured in titanium....
Adjustable lid speculum angled 45 degrees with 17 mm curved solid blades and aspiration ports to remove excess fluid from around the eye during ocular procedures....
Medicine Products: