Neuroimaging is an important tool in clinical neurology. One of the main objectives of this Scientific Panel is to foster the correct use of neuroimaging in Europe. As a field of knowledge, imaging of the nervous system is experiencing a tremendous expansion because of the complexity of the brain and the quick advances in imaging technology. Thus, the neurologist needs updated information on the appropriate and economical use of these tools. Guidelines on training and the use of these tools in multiple sclerosis, stroke and motor neuron disease are available. In addition, the panel provides guidelines for the application of neuroimaging techniques for the diagnosis of patients with dementia in clinical practice, and to clarify the current status and clinical role of advanced neuroimaging tools in these disorders.

Neuroimaging is also an important research tool. Another objective of the panel/ sub-committee is to facilitate research on neuroimaging across Europe. A survey led by Drs. Herholz and Baron was published in 2001. The panel also has contributed to the consensus document on European Brain Research to guide the planning for the VII Framework Programme.

This Scientific Panel comprises members from all EAN member countries. Please feel free to browse the Neuroimaging forum and give us your opinion on the field of Neuroimaging and aspects that would require Task Forces to study or implement them. Feel also free to indicate your willingness to serve on the Scientific Panel on Neuroimaging or in one of its Task Forces.

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Filippi M, Agosta F, Abrahams S, Fazekas F, Grosskreutz J, Kalra S, Kassubek J, Silani V, Turner M, Masdeu J. EFNS Guidelines on the use of neuroimaging in the management of motor neuron diseases. Eur J Neurol 2010;17:526-533. (Also available in: NE Gilhus, MP Barnes, M Brainin (eds) European Handbook of Neurological Management, 2nd edition. Vol 2. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Chichester UK 2011, pp 199-211)


Masdeu JC, Irima P, Asenbaum S, Bogousslavsky J, Brainin M, Chabriat H, Herholz K, Markus HS, Martinez-Vila E, Niederkorn K, Schellinger PD, Seitz RJ; EFNS guideline on neuroimaging in acute stroke. Report of an EFNS task force. Eur J Neurol. 2006 Dec; 13 (12): 1271-83. (Also available in: R Hughes, M Brainin, NE Gilhus (eds) European Handbook of Neurological Management. Blackwell, Oxford 2006. Pages 28-44)
Filippi M, Rocca MA, Arnold DL, Bakshi R, Barkhof F, De Stefano N, Fazekas F, Frohman , Wolinsky JS. EFNS guidelines on the use of neuroimagng in the management of multipe sclerosis. Eur J Neurol. 2006 Apr; 13(4): 313-25. (Also available in: R Hughes, M Brainin, NE Gilhus (eds) European Handbook of Neurological Management. Blackwell, Oxford 2006. Pages 45-62). An update is available as Filippi M, Rocca MA, Arnold DL, Bakshi R, Barkhof F, De Stefano N, Fazekas F, Frohman E, Miller DH, Wolinsky JS. Use of imaging in multiple sclerosis. In: European Handbook of Neurological Management, Vol 1, NE Gilhus, MP Barnes, M Brainin (eds), 2nd Edition. Wiley-Balckwell, Chichester (UK), 2010, pp 35-51
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Surveys and Statements on Research in Europe
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Management Group

Rocca, Maria Assunta


Rocca, Maria Assunta
Milano, Italy
Wiest, Roland

Panel Member (Institution)

Wiest, Roland
Bern, Switzerland
Pasquini, Jacopo

Panel Member (Individual)

Pasquini, Jacopo
Pisa, Italy
Rektorova, Irena

Management Group Member

Rektorova, Irena
Brno, Czech Republic
Tolboom, Nelleke

EANM representative

Tolboom, Nelleke
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Vernooij, Meike

ESNR Representative

Vernooij, Meike
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Wurm, Raphael

RRFS Representative

Wurm, Raphael
Wien, Austria

Individual panel members

Agosta, Federica
Agosta, Federica
Milan, Italy
Boffa, Giacomo
Boffa, Giacomo
Genova, Italy
Canu, Elisa
Canu, Elisa
Milan, Italy
De Stefano, Nicola
De Stefano, Nicola
Siena, Italy
Donzuso, Giulia
Donzuso, Giulia
Catania, Italy
Draganski, Bogdan
Draganski, Bogdan
Bern, Switzerland
Elpenoria, Kjanda
Elpenoria, Kjanda
Fier, Albania
Fazekas, Franz
Fazekas, Franz
Graz, Austria
Filippi, Massimo
Filippi, Massimo
Milano, Italy
Hartung, Hans-Peter
Hartung, Hans-Peter
Düsseldorf, Germany
Knake, Susanne
Knake, Susanne
Marburg, Germany
Margoni, Monica
Margoni, Monica
Milan, Italy
Massacesi, Luca
Massacesi, Luca
Florence, Italy
Montalban, Xavier
Montalban, Xavier
Barcelona, Spain
Mosa, Ahmed
Mosa, Ahmed
Mansoura, Egypt
Nedelska, Zuzana
Nedelska, Zuzana
Prague, Czech Republic
Noachtar, Soheyl
Noachtar, Soheyl
Munich, Germany
Oreja-Guevara, Celia
Oreja-Guevara, Celia
Madrid, Spain
Pasquini, Jacopo
Pasquini, Jacopo
Pisa, Italy
Pavese, Nicola
Pavese, Nicola
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Preziosa, Paolo
Preziosa, Paolo
Milano, Italy
Rraklli, Ereida
Rraklli, Ereida
Tirana, Albania
Sandrone, Stefano
Sandrone, Stefano
London, United Kingdom
Van Eimeren, Thilo
Van Eimeren, Thilo
Koeln, Germany
Zanghì, Aurora
Zanghì, Aurora
Foggia, Italy
Zedde, Marialuisa
Zedde, Marialuisa
Reggio Emilia, Italy

RRFS Member

Wurm, Raphael
Wurm, Raphael
Wien, Austria

Student Member

Goeschl, Stella
Goeschl, Stella
Vienna, Austria
Nachaat Chahine, Dima
Nachaat Chahine, Dima
Choueifat, Lebanon
Slemensek Avsic, Sara
Slemensek Avsic, Sara
Maribor, Slovenia
Xifaras, Nikolaos Christos
Xifaras, Nikolaos Christos
Athens, Greece
Žel, Alia
Žel, Alia
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Partner Society Representatives

Jansen, Anna

EPNS representative

Jansen, Anna
Brussels, Belgium

Institutional panel members

Arsava, Ethem Murat
Arsava, Ethem Murat
Audoin, Bertrand
Audoin, Bertrand
Blicher, Jakob
Blicher, Jakob
Aalborg, Denmark
Condrea, Alexandra
Condrea, Alexandra
Chisinau, Moldova
De Micco, Rosa
De Micco, Rosa
Naples, Italy
Dzelzite, Sarmite
Dzelzite, Sarmite
Enzinger, Christian
Enzinger, Christian
Graz, Austria
Güler, Ayse
Güler, Ayse
Izmir, Turkey
Jaunozoliņa, Liga
Jaunozoliņa, Liga
Rīga, Latvia
Kincses, Zsigmond Tamas
Kincses, Zsigmond Tamas
Szeged, Hungary
Krismer, Florian
Krismer, Florian
Innsbruck, Austria
Kulesh, Sergey
Kulesh, Sergey
Grodno, Belarus
Lengvenis, Givi
Lengvenis, Givi
Vilnius, Lithuania
Ljevak, Josip
Ljevak, Josip
Zagreb, Croatia
Maggi, Pietro
Maggi, Pietro
Brussels, Belgium
Mangesius, Stephanie
Mangesius, Stephanie
Innsbruck, Austria
Marner, Lisbeth
Marner, Lisbeth
Copenhagen, Denmark
Matias-Guiu, Jordi A
Matias-Guiu, Jordi A
Madrid, Spain
Mesaros, Sarlota
Mesaros, Sarlota
Belgrade, Serbia
Mitsias, Panagiotis
Mitsias, Panagiotis
Heraklion, Greece
Nosal, Vladimir
Nosal, Vladimir
Martin, Slovakia
Nygaard, Gro
Nygaard, Gro
Oslo, Norway
Pais, Rui Pedro
Pais, Rui Pedro
Coimbra, Portugal
Pawlak, Mikolaj
Pawlak, Mikolaj
Poznan, Poland
Pinto, Joana
Pinto, Joana
Braga, Portugal
Plotnicu, Sorin
Plotnicu, Sorin
Chisinau, Moldova
Pronin, Igor
Pronin, Igor
Moscow, Russian Federation
Radu, Razvan Alexandru
Radu, Razvan Alexandru
Bucharest, Romania
Rinne, Juha O.
Rinne, Juha O.
Turku, Finland
Roggenhofer, Elisabeth
Roggenhofer, Elisabeth
Genève, Switzerland
Schöls, Ludger
Schöls, Ludger
Tübingen, Germany
Siger, Malgorzata
Siger, Malgorzata
Łódź, Poland
Spinelli, Edoardo Gioele
Spinelli, Edoardo Gioele
Milan, Italy
Stanarcevic, Predrag D.
Stanarcevic, Predrag D.
Belgrade, Serbia
Szikora, Istvan
Szikora, Istvan
Terecoasa, Elena Oana
Terecoasa, Elena Oana
Splaiul Independentei 169 Sector 5, Romania
Topalov, Nikolay
Topalov, Nikolay
Sofia, Bulgaria
Van Alfen, Nens
Van Alfen, Nens
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Volný, Ondřej
Volný, Ondřej
Voloshyna, Nataliya P.
Voloshyna, Nataliya P.
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Vourakis, Georgios
Vourakis, Georgios
Wiest, Roland
Wiest, Roland
Bern, Switzerland