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December 28, 1874
Dr. Arthur Schuller, founder of the discipline of neuroradiology, was born

Juan Taveras, MD, establishes the first postgraduate neuroradiology course

Juan Taveras, MD, selected to host the VII Symposium Neuroradiologicum in New York City in 1964

April 19, 1962
Dinner at Keen’s English Chophouse in New York City
Founding Meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology


Founding Mission Statement: The American Society of Neuroradiology was formed on April 19, 1962, in New York City. The following purposes of the organization were unanimously adopted by the fourteen Founding members:

1. To develop and support standards for the training in the practice of Neuroradiology.
2. To foster independent research in Neuroradiology.
3. To promote a closer fellowship and exchange of ideas among Neuroradiologists.


Read More: Dinner at Keen’s: The Founding of the American Society of Neuroradiology


October 7, 1963
First Annual Meeting of the ASNR
Montreal, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Hotel

October 1, 1971
The first patient brain scan is performed using a CT scanner installed in Atkinson Morley Hospital, Wimbledon, England

July 3, 1977
First MRI body scan is performed on a human using an MRI machine developed by American doctors Raymond Damadian, Larry Minkoff and Michael Goldsmith

Bill Bradley UCSF first MRI