LOS ANGELESThe Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) has changed its logo for
the first time in its 49-year history. The new logo is designed to create a
bright, fresh look for SNM, Alan Maurer, MD, said at the Society’s 49th Annual
Meeting. Dr. Maurer, director of nuclear medicine, Temple University, is the
immediate past president of the SNM.
The new logo retains the roots and heritage of SNM by keeping the atomic
orbital symbol. A tagline in the new logo, "advancing molecular
imaging," is seen emerging from the atomic orbital. It replaces the
caduceus holding the atomic orbital in the old logo.
Although molecular imaging has always been an important part of nuclear
medicine, the new tagline identifies the organization as being on the cutting
edge of molecular imaging technology, said Michael Gelfand, MD, the new SNM
president. "The new logo represents a first step in creating a new and
evolving identity for SNM," he said.