ASNR At a Glance
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The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) is an organization of over 5,600 neuroradiologists and related professionals, founded in 1962, dedicated to maximizing the benefits of neuroradiology to patients and other providers by promoting the highest standards for training and practice, and fostering research in the field.
- Senior - radiologist who is certified by American Board of Radiology (ABR), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), the American Osteopathic College of Radiology, or other Board or Tribunal which, in the judgment of the ASNR Executive Committee, is of equivalent rank, who has completed a one year ACGME- of RCPSC- approved neuroradiology fellowship program and passage of the ABR Subspecialty Certification exam in neuroradiology, and who is engaged in active practice of neuroradiology and/or subspecialty of neuroradiology in North America, devoting at least 50% (exclusive of administrative duties) to the professional practice of neuroradiology;
- Senior International - physician who meets the criteria for Senior membership but who resides outside of North America;
- Member - other neuroradiologists, scientists (master's degree of higher [PhD]), radiologists and physicians, including non-radiologists/clinicians with an interest in neuroradiology, who do not meet the criteria for Senior membership;
- Member-in-Training - physician in ACGME or RCPSC-accredited (Canadian) radiology residency program or neuroradiology fellowship program, medical, graduate (PhD) students, or post-doctoral fellows within five years of their post-doctoral degree;
- International Member-in-Training- residents, fellows, post-doctoral fellows within five years of their doctoral degree, medical students, or graduate (PhD) students located outside the United States and Canada. Candidates must be sponsored by their radiology residency program director, fellowship program director, medical school dean, or graduate school dean, whichever is appropriate.
- 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.
- International Outreach- neuroradiologists and radiologists in developing countries with an annual per person GDP of $10,000 or less.
Members can join one or more of the following ASNR Study Groups: Clinical Translation of Functional and Diffusion MRI, Imaging Genomics, and Intracranial and Cervical Vessel Wall Imaging. Study Groups are an important means for members to get involved, facilitate communication, and exchange ideas with colleagues on key topics in neuroradiology. Study Groups meet during the ASNR Annual Meeting.
- Twelve issues per year of American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR). This peer-reviewed journal is internationally recognized as the primary source of information regarding all aspects of neuroimaging, including head, neck, and spine imaging, for all professionals engaged in these and related fields;
- Advocacy for the interests of neuroradiology regarding Coding, Reimbursement, Quality Initiatives and government policy; dissemination of pertinent coding, reimbursement and government policy information;
- Development and review of Standards and Guidelines in order to help advance the science of Neuroradiology and improve the quality of care for patients. Standards and Guidelines are available at https://www.asnr.org/advocacy/guidelines-standards.
- ASNR e-News and e-mailings, providing the latest Society news and information that members need to know.
- The ASNR Annual Meeting and Foundation of the ASNR Symposium, features presentations of scientific papers, posters, seminars, workshops, symposia, scientific exhibits, computer-assisted exhibits, “How-To Sessions,” and technical exhibits in collaboration with allied specialty societies to cover various aspects of neuroradiology, including functional neuroradiology, head and neck radiology, interventional neuroradiology, pediatric neuroradiology, and spine radiology. Members receive early registration notice and reduced registration fees plus the opportunity to attend the Annual Business Meeting of Members.
- ASNR eCME features neuroradiology-related streaming lectures on timely topics. Materials represent either original submissions created specifically for ASNR eCME or captured live presentations from the ASNR Annual Meeting and Foundation of the ASNR Symposium;
- ASNR.MOC is ASNR's portal to ABR Maintenance of Certification resources, including e-CME, SAMs, exam preparation, and PQI;
- Neurographics educational journal features the highest rated educational content from the ASNR Annual Meeting, as well as allied specialty society meetings. Journal articles are available free online from the Neurographics website.
- ASNR Patient Portal provides a patient-focused guide to neuroradiology, including a definition of neuroradiology and sub-specialty medicine, a guide to procedures that neuroradiologists perform, and a descriptions of the conditions they treat;
- AJNR Online provides members with an archive of Journal articles, AJNR Blog, AJNR News Digest, Podcasts, Fellows’ Portal, Case Collections, and Special Collections series.
- Gold Medal awarded on the basis of both professional and personal excellence, honoring individuals who are superb neuroradiologists, scientists, and/or physicians, and who also are truly outstanding people;
- Honorary Member awarded to individuals (other than those holding Senior or Member status) who have made extraordinary contributions to neuroradiology;
- Cornelius G. Dyke Memorial Award given to an assistant professor, fellow or resident for excellence as demonstrated in a paper, which represents original, unpublished research in some aspect of neuroradiology;
- Outstanding Presentation Awards selected at the Annual Meeting by the ASNR 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. The Foundation of the ASNR sponsors one of the two awards given in general neuroradiology;
- Trainee Award selected at the Annual Meeting by the ASNR Fellowship Director’s Committee for the best paper presentation by a fellow, resident, or medical student.
- Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research for 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;
- Research Scientist Award in Neuroradiology provides research opportunities for PhD investigators to advance the science of neuroradiology;
- Comparative Effectiveness Research Award supports investigators in the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of diagnostic imaging methods or interventions to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care;
- Outstanding Contributions in Research 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.;
- Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award recognizes mid-career women with demonstrated experience and promise for leadership in neuroradiology and/or radiology. Sponsored in collaboration with the AAWR and ACR.
- ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant - This jointly sponsored biennial award is the result of a collaborative effort between the Foundations of the ASNR and RSNA. The goal is to fund additional research in neuroradiology and to help prepare the next generation of neuroradiology researchers to become fully funded physician-scientists with their own research programs.
- ASNR/ARRS Scholarship - The biennial jointly sponsored American Roengten Ray Society (ARRS)/ASNR Scholarship aims to establish the recipient as an independent investigator in the field of neuroradiology and to collect preliminary data that could lead to further funding through established mechanisms such as the NIH. This scholarship program is open to junior full-time faculty members (below the associate professor level) specializing in neuroradiology.
The following three allied specialty and three regional societies are housed at the ASNR Headquarters Office in Oak Brook, Illinois.
- American Society of Functional Neuroradiology
- American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
- American Society of Spine Radiology
- Eastern Neuroradiological Society
- Western Neuroradiological Society
- Southeastern Neuroradiological Society
Collectively, the societies have over 2,700 members. Thirty-one percent of ASNR members belong to at least one society.
The World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies (WFNRS) is also housed at the ASNR Headquarters Office. The WFNRS is an umbrella organization composed of 31 national and regional neuroradiological societies. It fosters international, scientific and educational programs in neuroradiology and promotes cooperative projects between its member organizations and those in allied disciplines. WFNRS is the sponsoring organization of the Symposium Neuroradiologicum, an international scientific assembly instituted in 1939 and held every four years since. The most recent Symposium (XXI) was held March 19-24, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. Symposium XXII will be held in New York City in 2022. More information on the WFNRS is available at www.wfnrs.org.