timeline of the American society of neuroimaging (ASN)

 

1977

  • First meeting of new Society held in Hilton Head, South Carolina 
  • Executive Office located in Atlanta 
  • The Society was not restricted to neurologists - First Executive Committee included neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons - During this meeting, the main focus was on computerized tomography; however, the Society emphasized importance of educational courses and seminars which would provide members with cutting edge technology to better care for their patients

William H. Oldendorf, MD
ASN President 1978-1979

1978

  • Annual meeting held in Hilton Head, South Carolina 
  • The first examination by a national organization in the field of neuroimaging given. Organized by Dr. William Kinkel - 100 physicians took the exam
  • Neurosonology voted in by Board to be a part of the Society 
  • Number of CT scanners in the US exceeds 800

1979

  • Annual meeting held in Ponte Vedra, Florida
  • Professor Sokoloff speaks at annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on Positron Emission Tomography (PET) 
  • Functional imaging of brain blood flow was also represented by Professor Niels Lassen 
  • Noninvasive cerebrovascular ultrasound examination 
  • Allan McLeod Cormack and Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield, developers of CT, awarded Nobel Prize 
    Organizational meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary
  • Real-time carotid ultrasound introduced

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William R. Kinkel, MD
ASN President 1980-1982

1980

  • Annual meeting held in Cerramar, Puerto Rico
  • Members introduced to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), later known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). 
  • Society’s Executive Office was moved from Atlanta to Dent Neurologic Institute in Buffalo 
  • Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) developed
  • Formal neuroimaging fellowship for neurology residents begins at the Dent Neurologic Institute in Buffalo

1981

  • Society’s name changed to American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN) 
  • First William H. Oldendorf Essay Award was presented to John C. Mazziotta for his work with PET 
  • Dr. Martin Reivich was guest speaker at annual meeting 
  • Austrian Society of Neuroimaging was born in Vienna - Dr. William Kinkel represented American Society of Neuroimaging at this important event
  • John Mazziotta, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

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Jack O. Greenberg, MD
ASN President 1982-1984

1982

  • Transcranial doppler ultrasonography (TCD) developed

1983

  • Annual meeting held in Scottsdale, Arizona 
  • During seventh annual meeting, the Society’s new name, American Society of Neuroimaging, was first used 
  • Magnetization transfer - First human studies
  • Death of Felix Bloch, a developer of magnetic resonance imaging
  • Stephen Lukes, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

1984

  • Annual meeting held in Boca Raton, Florida
  • First certification examination in Neurosonology given
  • Magnetic resonance imaging became commercially available
  • Ilydio Polachini, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

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William H. Stuart, MD
ASN President 1985

1985

  • Annual meeting held in Innisbrook, Florida
  • Society continued interest in clinical applications of positron emission tomography (PET)
  • SPECT clinically used (Mid 1980's)
  • Robert Coffey, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

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Lawrence D. Jacobs, MD
ASN President 1986-1988

1986

  • Annual meeting held in Clearwater Beach, Florida
  • The William M. McKinney Research Award in Neurosonology was established
  • Ultrastable lipid-coated microbubbles developed
  • Fast spin-echo pulse sequences - First human study
  • John Chawluk, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

1987

  • Annual meeting held in Tampa, Florida
  • First concurrent meeting with Stroke Society was held - Guests included Niels Lassen, John Sterling Meyer, Abass Alavi and Vladimir Hachinski - Professor Lassen discussed use of SPECT in stroke
  • Lawrence N. Brass first recipient of McKinney Research Award
  • Executive Office relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Magnetic resonance angiography developed
  • Lawrence N. Brass is the McKinney Award Recipient
  • Claudia Kirsch is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

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Leon D. Prockop, MD
ASN President 1988-1990

1988

  • Annual meeting held in Tampa, Florida
  • Dr. William Kinkel organized first MRI certification exam
  • John Livingston, D is the McKinney Award Recipient

1989

  • Annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida
  • Professor Helmut Lechner of Graz, Austria, sponsored joint meeting of South-East European Society for Neurology and Psychiatry in Salzburg, Austria
  • Proton spectroscopy introduced
  • Paul Franke, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient
  • Amiram Katz, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

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William M. McKinney, MD
ASN President 1990-1992

1990

  • Annual meeting held in San Diego, California
  • A second joint meeting between ASN and South-East European Society for Neurology and Psychiatry held in Venice, Italy
  • Journal of Neuroimaging founded as the official Journal of ASN. Dr. Prockop named Founding Editor-in-Chief
  • Philip C. Njemanze is the McKinney Award Recipient
  • Scott T. Grafton, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

1991

  • Annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida
  • A third joint meeting was held between ASN and South-East European Society for Neurology and Psychiatry in Salzburg, Austria
  • Claudia Harer, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient

1992

  • Annual meeting held in San Francisco, California
  • ASN and South-East European Society for Neurology and Psychiatry held a fourth joint meeting in Graz, Austria
  • Diffusion-weighted MRI applied clinically
  • Death of William H. Oldendorf, pioneer of CT scanning and leader in neuroimaging field
  • Georg Becker, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient
  • Walter Kozachuk, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

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James F. Toole, MD
ASN President 1992-1994

1993

  • Annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida
  • American Society of Neuroimaging admitted to the Specialty and Service Society of the American Medical Association
  • 20th anniversary of installation of first CT scanner in North America
  • Tan N. Pham, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient

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Joseph C. Masdeu, M.D., Ph.D.
ASN President 1994-1996

1994

  • Annual meeting held in Beverly Hills, California
  • 99m Technetium ECD introduced for study of seizures by SPECT
  • Katherine Haggag, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient

1995

  • Annual meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Linda J. Wilkerson becomes Executive Director
  • Neuroimagers Victorious in Naples Florida
  • Power Doppler ultrasound introduced
  • Brain disease deaths in US down 37 percent from 1979, according to Centers for Disease Control
  • Andrei Alexandrov, MD is the  Oldendorf Award Recipient
  • Volker Knappertz, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient

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John C. Mazziotta, MD, PhD
ASN President 1996-1998

1996

  • Annual Meeting held in Oakland, California
  • American Medical Association recognized American Society of Neuroimaging as an official member and established seats in the House of Delegates
  • Triple-headed or ring units introduced for SPECT
  • The Journal of Neuroimaging was first published as the offical journal of ASN

Ilydio Polachini, MD
ASN President 1997-1999

1997

  • ASN proud to celebrate its 20th Anniversary Annual meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Society rapidly grown from original 30 members to organization of nearly 700 members
  • First established neuroimaging society
  • First physician examinations for CT, MR, and Neurosonology
  • Multidisciplinary approach 
  • Journal of Neuroimaging
  • Newsletters
  • Awards for outstanding research
  • Annual Meetings
  • AMA membership with a seat in the House of Delegates
  • Neuroimaging training and Credentialing
  • Major influence in: medical care; training; establishment of standards; examinations; reimbursement; medical legal issues
  • Antonio Alayon, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient
  • Salman Azhar, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient

1998

  • Annual Meeting held in Orlando, FL
  • For the first time ASN offered computerized, on-line MRI/CT certification examinations
  • Spearheaded an effort to develop accreditation guidelines for MRI centers in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology and the American College of Cardiology
  • Dr. Disya Ratanakorn was presented with the McKinney Award while she was a fellow in neurosonology at Wake Forest College
  • Dr. Rob Bakshi was presented with the Oldendorf Award for his research involving the use of the brain positron emission tomography (PET) in the study of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ilydio Polachini Jr., MD services as the ASN president

Charles Tegeler, MD
ASN President 1999-2001

1999

  • Annual Meeting held in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Charles H. Tegeler, MD starts his term as the ASN president
  • Dr. Andrew Demchuk was presented with the McKinney Award for his paper "The Accuracy and Differential Diagnosis of Arterial Occlusion with transcranial Doppler."
  • Dr. Saadat Kamran was presented with the Oldendorf Award for his paper "Hyperintense Vessels Sign (HVS) on FLAIR: Significance and Utility in the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Stroke."

2000

  • Annual Meeting held in San Juan, PR
  • Dr. Ioannis Christou was presented with the McKinney Award for his paper "Timing of Recanalization after TPA Therapy Determined by Transcranial Doppler Correlates with Clinical Recovery from Ischemic Stroke."
  • Dr. Bruno Maton was presented with the Oldendorf Award for his paper "Reproducibility of 1H-MRSI Measurements of Normal Human Hippocampus at 1.5-T: Clinical Implications."
  • Ioannis Christou, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient
  • B. Maton, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

John Chawluk, MD
ASN President 2001-2003

2001

  • Annual Meeting held in Las Vegas, NV
  • Charles H. Tegeler, MD finishes his term as the ASN president
  • ASN expands its membership to include multiple medical specialists, technicians, students, and others interested in the neuroimaging field that would benefit from ASN services.
  • ASN announces its new partnership with Sage Science Press
  • www.asnweb.org is launched
  • Li-Ming Lien, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient
  • David Moore, MD, PhD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

2002

  • Annual Meeting held in Tampa, FL
  • 25th Anniversary Poster
  • Lise Labiche, MD is the McKinney Award Recipient
  • Tudor Jovin, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient

B. Todd Troost, MD
ASN President 2003-2005

2003

  • Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA

2004

  • Annual Meeting held in Phoenix, AZ

Rohit Bakshi, MD
ASN President 2005-2007

2005

  • Annual Meeting held in Orlando, FL
  • Jayanta Roy is the McKinney Award Recipient

2006

  • Annual Meeting held in San Diego, CA

Camilo Gomez, MD
ASN President 2007-2009

2007

  • Annual Meeting held in Miami, FL

2008

  • Annual Meeting held in Tucson, AZ
  • Satnam Nijjar is the Prockop Award Recipient
  • Qaisorr Shah is the Qureshi Award Recipient

Lawrence Wechsler, MD
ASN President 2009-2011

2009

  • Annual Meeting held in Orlando, FL
  • Neema Mohit, MD is the Oldendorf Award Recipient
  • Stafford Conway, MD is the Prockop Award Recipient
  • Jefferson Miley, MD is the Qureshi Award Recipient

2010

  • Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA

Dara Jamieson, MD
ASN President 2011-2013

2011

  • Annual Meeting held in Fort Myers, FL

2012

  • Annual Meeting held in Miami, FL

Laszlo Mechtler, MD
ASN President 2013-2015

2013

  • Annual Meeting held in Las Vegas, NV

2014

  • Annual Meeting held in Sarasota, FL

2015

  • Annual Meeting held in Carefree, AZ



Michael Hutchinson, MD, PhD
President 2015-2017

2016

  • Annual Meeting held in Orland, FL

2017

  • Annual Meeting held in Los Angeles, CA

David Liebeskind, MD, FAHA, FAAN
President 2017 - 2019

2018

  • Annual Meeting held in Austin, TX

2019

  • Annual Meeting held in Rio Grande, PR


Andrei Alexandrov, MD, RVT, NVS
President 2019 - Present

2020

  • Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, GA
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