Quick Facts about ASNR

The American Society of Neuroradiology...

  • was founded in 1962 with 14 members; has grown to over 4,200 members today;
  • sponsors and accredits an Annual Meeting, featuring presentations of scientific papers and posters, seminars, workshops, symposia, scientific exhibits, electronic 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 (AJNR);
  • promotes and provides funding for education and research in neuroradiology through support of the Foundation of the ASNR;
  • represents socioeconomic interests of members through ASNR Health Policy 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 its 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, as well as medical students and residents.


  • 12 issues of the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR), the preeminent peer-reviewed journal in neuroradiology, as well as 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;
  • access to and CME and SA-CME credit through Neurographics, ASNR's bimonthly educational journal;
  • access to eCME, a free library of online lectures with CME and SA-CME credit;
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.