Quick Facts about ASNR

The American Society of Neuroradiology

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  • was founded in 1962 with 14 members; has grown to over 4,200 members today;
  • sponsors and accredits Annual Meeting featuring presentations of scientific papers and posters, seminars, workshops, symposia, scientific exhibits, computer-assisted exhibits, “How-To Sessions,” and technical exhibits;
  • collaborates with allied specialty societies to cover various aspects of Neuroradiology at the Annual Meeting, including Functional Neuroradiology, Head and Neck Radiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Pediatric Neuroradiology, and Spine Radiology;
  • partners with industry to further the Society’s educational and research goals;
  • provides forum for publication of scientific work through peer-reviewed journal, American Journal of Neuroradiology;
  • promotes and provides funding for education and research in Neuroradiology through support of Neuroradiology Education and Research (NER) Foundation;    
  • represents socioeconomic interests of members through ASNR Clinical Practice Committee and subcommittees; representation in American Medical Association House of Delegates; involvement in committees and commissions of American College of Radiology and American Heart Association; and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services coding and reimbursement process;
  • promotes networking through Society website www.asnr.org, where members can participate in career development and networking opportunities;
  • recognizes clinical and scientific excellence through variety of awards and fellowships;
  • offers participation and leadership opportunities through service on Standing and Ad-Hoc committees.


  • Senior- radiologist certified by American Board of Radiology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), American Osteopathic College of Radiology, or other Board or Tribunal which, in the judgment of the Executive Committee, is of equivalent rank;
  • Member- other neuroradiologists, radiologists, physicians or scientists, with an interest in Neuroradiology, who do not fulfill the requirements for Senior membership;
  • Research Scientist- physicist (PhD) or neuroscientist (MS, PhD) with interest in and/or position relevant to Neuroradiology   or Radiology, and who may not fulfill the requirements for Senior membership;
  • Member-in-Training- physician in ACGME or RCPSC-accredited Neuroradiology fellowship program.


  • ten issues of the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR), the preeminent peer-reviewed journal in Neuroradiology;
  • access to electronic version of AJNR at www.ajnr.org, providing an online library of past and present journal articles, and featuring the new AJNR Blog, Fellows Journal Club, Case of the Week, and Special Collections series;
  • ASNR E-News online newsletter;
  • access to “Members Only” section of ASNR website, providing peer networking through online membership directory, and online continuing medical education through ASNR eCME and Neurographics.  The site also features educational materials for the Maintenance of Certification administered through American Board of Radiology.
  • discounts on purchase of Patient Education Pamphlets on Stroke, Arteriovenous Malformations, and Aneurysms;
  • early registration notice and discounted fees to attend ASNR Annual Meeting;
  • attend “Members Only” Annual Business Meeting that takes place during Annual Meeting;
  • coding reimbursement and Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services information;
  • right to vote and hold office;
  • opportunity to serve on Standing and Ad Hoc committees;                                                         
  • membership certificate;
  • member mailings.

Online Educational Resources available at www.asnr.org

ASNR eCME features Neuroradiology lectures on timely topics, presented in most cases as Real Media streaming audio presentations with slide-show accompaniment.  Materials represent either original submissions created specifically for ASNR eCME or captured live presentations from the ASNR Annual Meeting and NER Foundation Symposium.  Topics are grouped as follows: Advanced Imaging Techniques, Brain-General Neuroradiology, Head and Neck, Interventional, Pediatrics, Spine, and Other. The ASNR is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.  The ASNR takes responsibility for the content quality and integrity of the CME activity. 

Neurographics offers short reviews that emphasize a pictorial approach.  On display are over 40 award-winning scientific exhibits presented at past ASNR Annual Meetings. 


  • Gold Medal Award given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Neuroradiology, and who have furthered, in an exceptional way, the mission of the ASNR.
  • Outstanding Contributions in Research Award recognizes Neuroradiologists who demonstrate consistent excellence and lifelong accomplishment in basic or clinical neuroscience research, particularly funded research from the NIH, NSF, March of Dimes, etc.
  • Cornelius G. Dyke Memorial Award given to assistant professors, fellows, or residents in Neuroradiology for excellence as demonstrated in a paper, which represents original, unpublished research in some aspect of Neuroradiology. 
  • ASNR Outstanding Presentation Awards selected at the Annual Meeting by the Education Committee and representatives from the allied specialty societies for best paper or poster presentation in Functional, Head and Neck, Interventional, Pediatrics, Spine, and General Neuroradiology. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. sponsors the Award given in General Neuroradiology.

Neuroradiology Education and Research (NER) Foundation Grants

  • NER Foundation Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research for young investigators in the early stage of their career (including junior faculty) to enhance competency in areas important to the future of Neuroradiology, including health services research, physiological imaging and interventional neuroradiology.
  • NER Foundation Award in Basic Science Research stimulates the scientific development of promising individuals, and aids them in embarking on a career in academic neuroradiology. 

For more information, visit our website www.asnr.org, or contact us at...
American Society of Neuroradiology
800 Enterprise Drive, Suite 205
Oak Brook, IL 60523-4216
Phone: 630/574-0220
Fax: 630/574-0661
Website: www.asnr.org

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