As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, 17 additional medical societies including SNMMI have contributed recommendations to the American Board of Internal Medicine-led effort. SNMMI's recommendations address use of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging tests. The recommendations advise providers to refrain from using PET/CT to screen for cancer in healthy people and avoid PET imaging to assess patients with dementia unless the patient has been seen by a specialist. Other recommendations address cardiovascular and thyroid screenings. SNMMI President-elect Dr. Gary Dillehay said the procedures addressed in the recommendations weren't necessarily abused. "Times have changed on some of these things, and they (just) don't apply anymore," he said.

Related Summaries