Reducing repeat imaging tests could save Medicare approximately $1.32 billion over the next decade, according to an SNM report. The number of duplicate scans because of poor image quality could be decreased through the right training for technologists, said Ann Marie Alessi, president of SNM's Technologist Section. SNM is calling on Congress to approve the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging bill, which would create education and certification standards for professionals conducting nuclear and molecular imaging tests.

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