An SNMMI-designated Clinical Center of Excellence will have experience administering multiple radiopharmaceutical therapies. The care team will include a physician certified to read nuclear medicine studies and a certified nuclear medicine technologist. Sites meeting the criteria will receive a certificate and door/window stickers with the designation. Sites will be listed on SNMMI's Therapy Portal and accessible to patients seeking radiopharmaceutical therapies. The designation is valid for two years. 

Site Requirements

Clinical Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Centers of Excellence will: 

  • have an ABNM-certified, or equivalent, authorized user 
  • administer more than one RPT and at least 40 administrations/year
  • have an ABNM, ABR-DR or NR-CAQ certified physician to interpret molecular imaging studies
  • have a CNMT or ARRT(N) certified nuclear medicine technologist on the therapy team 
  • have access to a radiation safety officer
  • have access to PET/CT and SPECT/CT cameras
  • have physicians participate in quality improvement (Part IV MOC) projects 
  • have physicians and technologists participate in continuing medical education/VOICE courses relevant to RPT (5 hours annually)
  • an application fee of $900 member/$1,500 non-member will apply, designation is for 2 years. 

Designated Clinical Centers of Excellence

The following sites have been designated as SNMMI Clinical Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Centers of Excellence:

  • ARA Theranostics Center
  • ChristianaCare
  • Excel Diagnostics and Nuclear Oncology Center
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
  • Kettering Health Main Campus
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital