of Applied Neuroimaging
As President of ISAN, it has been my pleasure and honor to spearhead our research and education efforts since the fledgling launch of this Society.
International Society of Applied Neuroimaging
As President of ISAN, it has been my pleasure and honor to spearhead our research and education efforts since the fledgling launch of this Society. This Society brings together adiverse international group of clinicians and scientists who share a common vision – that neuroimaging has real-world, clinical application today, not in some ephemeral future.
Our goals include:
- Education about functional neuroimaging, particularly single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
- Research on applications of SPECT which we collectively identify based on our real-world clinical experience;
- Assisting clinicians in incorporating SPECT and other functional neuroimaging into their clinical practices;
- Integrating Neurology, neurophysiology, neuroimaging, and Psychiatry into an integrated brain-based view of brain disease and brain health.
The International Society of Applied Neuroimaging is committed to the education of the medical field on these and other issues involved in functional neuroimaging.
The Society is committed to enhancing the research and knowledge base upon which SPECT neuroimaging and other functional neuroimaging can be applied in the clinical setting.
We look forward to addressing your needs. Enhancing the research and knowledge base upon which functional neuroimaging can be clinically applied.
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