MISSION AND GOALS

The American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN) is an international, professional organization of clinicians, technologists and research scientists who are dedicated to education, advocacy and research to promote neuroimaging as a crucial to the treatment and investigation of disorders of the nervous system. The ASN supports the right of qualified physicians to utilize neuroimaging modalities for the evaluation and management of their patients, and the right of patients with neurological disorders to have access to appropriate neuroimaging modalities and to physicians qualified in their use and interpretation. The ASN supports clinical and basic science research by neuroimagers through educational programs, an annual meeting and a scientific journal.

The goal of the ASN is to promote the highest standards of neuroimaging in clinical practice, thereby improving the quality of medical care for patients with diseases of the nervous system. This goal is accomplished through:

  • Presenting scientific and educational programs at an annual meeting and through the promotion of fellowships, preceptorships, tutorials and seminars related to neuroimaging;
  • Publishing a scientific journal;
  • Formulating and promoting high standards of practice and setting training guidelines;
  • Evaluation of physician competency through examinations.

The ASN’s education activities are detailed in its CME Mission Statement.

Emphasis is placed on the correlation between clinical information and neuroimaging data to provide the cost effective and efficient use of imaging modalities for the diagnosis and evaluation of diseases of the nervous system.

The ASN will continue to develop training and practice guidelines related to neuroimaging for 1) physicians in practice who currently use or wish to use neuroimaging; 2) physicians in residency or fellowship training; and 3) healthcare entities responsible for defining or allocating professional privileges and credentialing to individual physicians.

CME MISSION STATEMENT

The American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN) is an international professional organization of clinicians, technologists and research scientists who are dedicated to the advancement and advocacy of neuroimaging as a crucial to the treatment and investigation of disorders of the nervous system. The purpose of the ASN is to promote the integration of neuroimaging into the care of patients with neurological disorders through education, advocacy, accreditation and research.   

The ASN’s Annual Meeting educational activities meet the educational needs of physicians in practice and in training who use imaging techniques to investigate and treat disorders of the nervous system. Neuroimaging techniques that are included the ASN educational activities include x-ray, angiography and computed tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, positron emission tomography and single photon emission computed tomography and near infra-red spectroscopy. Emphasis is placed on the correlation of the clinical data with information derived from the various methods used to image the nervous system and related structures (integrated neuroimaging) and on the updating of algorithms leading to a cost effective and efficient use of imaging modalities for the different disorders of the nervous system.

The Society further supports and promotes Fellowships, Preceptorships, Tutorials, and Seminars, related to neuroimaging held throughout the country. These courses address advances in the role of MRI, CT and Neurosonology in Neurology and are designed to help practitioners and trainees improve their interpretation skills. The ASN supports certification and self-assessment examinations in neuroimaging modalities to recognize the ability of neuroimagers to interpret studies.