To educate, certify and represent neurologists, neuroscience clinicians and researchers who perform and interpret neuroimaging and neurosonology.
To ensure all individuals with neurological disorders have access to experts in neuroimaging and neurosonology.
The American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN) is an active member of the House of Delegates (HOD) of the American Medical Association (AMA). The HOD is the principal policy-making body of the AMA.
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 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.
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.