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SNM receives grant from AHRQ for comparative effectiveness research
Date:4/13/2010

naging the treatment and care of cancer patients in today's health care environment.

In addition to SNM's experts in PET/CT, the symposium will include experts from other areas of molecular imaging likely to be important in the future, and also investigators from the National Oncology PET Registry, who have experience in registries applied to PET utilization. Approximately 100-120 attendees will include decision makers from funding agencies, the academic imaging community, the surgical/clinical oncology, cardiology and neurology communities, and from the health services research community, industry and patient advocacy groups. The meeting will include focused discussion groups charged with the goal of formulating research plans. The result of the meeting will provide guidance for how to optimally approach future molecular imaging comparative effectiveness research.

"While many studies on molecular imaging have demonstrated clinical potential, there is a need for strong comparative effectiveness evidence," Graham said. "This is why it is so important that we formulate a comparative effectiveness research plan to evaluate molecular imaging for the management of cancer."

Establishing clinical and cost effectiveness research for molecular imaging has been a top priority for Graham, and one of his major goals since taking office as SNM president in June 2009.


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