ASNR has launched a patient information website at www.asnr.org/patientinfo aimed at enhancing patients’ understanding of neuroradiology procedures and conditions. The site informs patients about what to expect during procedures, gives background on specific diseases, and explains the neuroradiologist’s role in diagnosing and treating various conditions. Issues that are commonly in the public eye, such as traumatic brain injury and radiation safety, are addressed, with links to external resources as well.
The website creation was led by the ASNR’s Task Force on Patient-Centered Neuroradiology, which will continue to solicit new material and add topics to the site in the future.
We welcome any feedback and suggestions about how we can improve the value of this resource for neuroradiology patients and ASNR members. We also encourage radiology departments and practices to link their sites to this new resource as a service to their patients and as a means of increasing patients’ understanding of processes, role and benefits of neuroradiology.