INTERNATIONAL NEUROSONOLOGY EXAM

The 2014 International Exam will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Taipei Medical University in Taipei, Taiwan. The exam will be held in conjunction with the APSC Meeting. Registration will open on Friday August 1, 2014. The hours of the exam are 13:00-19:00.  The exam will be internet based. Registration is CLOSED.

Confirmation letters and further details will be sent to registered examinees after the registration deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: You must upload all required documentation (see below) in a single pdf at the time of registration. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The ASN examination in Neurosonology is designed to assess a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles of neuroimaging that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care. They are designed to assess whether the candidate can apply the medical knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical sciences considered essential for the unsupervised practice of neuroimaging. The Neurosonology Proficiency Examination is not based on the review course in Neurosonology given at the ASN Annual Meeting. The course does not cover the entire content of the exam. Examinees are encouraged to use the Orientation and Suggested Readings to prepare for the exam. **Please note: Beginning October, 2011, individuals who pass the international neurosonology exam will be required to submit proof of 15 CME credits specific to ultrasound every three years in order to maintain certification status.

To be eligible for the Neurosonology examination, a candidate must meet and provide documentation of the following criteria:

  • Hold a valid medical license (or equivalent);
  • 40 CME AMA Category 1 Credits in ultrasound obtained within the last three years (or full-time fellowship or 40 hours of didactics specific to ultrasound);
  • Verification of performance and/or interpretation of at least 100 studies under supervision for each component to be tested (e.g. TCD and carotid). Verification can be in the form of a short letter from the supervising physician.

*Those who have not yet received Board Eligibility/Certification or medical license at the time of the examination will receive their results upon providing supporting documentation.

**ASN Neurosonology Credential is recognized by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories as a credential allowing an MD to serve as the Medical Director of a vascular ultrasound laboratory.