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.