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
Herholz K, Perani D, Fazekas F, Markus H, Baumgartner RW, Baron JC. A survey of neuroimaging research in European neurological departments. Eur J Neurol. 2001 Mar; 8(2):111-7.
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Management Group

Agosta, Federica


Agosta, Federica (MD)
Milan, Italy
Enzinger, Christian


Enzinger, Christian (MD, FEAN)
Graz, Austria
Barthel, Henryk

Management Group Member

Barthel, Henryk (MD, Prof)
Leipzig, Germany
Pavese, Nicola

Management Group Member

Pavese, Nicola (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Rektorova, Irena

Management Group Member

Rektorova, Irena (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Brno, Czech Republic
Spinelli, Edoardo Gioele

RRFS Representative

Spinelli, Edoardo Gioele (MD)
Milan, Italy

Individual panel members

Canu, Elisa
Canu, Elisa (PhD)
Milan, Italy
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut (MD, Prof)
Teupitz, Germany
Fazekas, Franz
Fazekas, Franz (MD, Prof)
Graz, Austria
Filippi, Massimo
Filippi, Massimo (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Milano, Italy
Frackowiak, Richard
Frackowiak, Richard (MD, DSc, Prof)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Hartung, Hans-Peter
Hartung, Hans-Peter (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Düsseldorf, Germany
Inglese, Matilde
Inglese, Matilde (MD, PhD)
Kappos, Ludwig
Kappos, Ludwig (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Basel, Switzerland
Massacesi, Luca
Massacesi, Luca (MD, Prof., FEAN)
Florence, Italy
Montalban, Xavier
Montalban, Xavier (MD,PhD, Prof, FEAN)
Barcelona, Spain
Noachtar, Soheyl
Noachtar, Soheyl (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Nobili, Flavio
Nobili, Flavio (Prof)
Genova, Italy
Oreja-Guevara, Celia
Oreja-Guevara, Celia (Prof.)
Madrid, Spain
Pavese, Nicola
Pavese, Nicola (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Rocca, Maria Assunta
Rocca, Maria Assunta (MD)
Milano, Italy
Wiest, Roland
Wiest, Roland (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Bern, Switzerland
Zedde, Marialuisa
Zedde, Marialuisa (MD)
Reggio Emilia, Italy

RRFS Member

Spinelli, Edoardo Gioele
Spinelli, Edoardo Gioele (MD)
Milan, Italy

Partner Society Representatives

Jansen, Anna

EPNS representative

Jansen, Anna (Prof. Dr)
Brussels, Belgium
Barthel, Henryk

Management Group Member

Barthel, Henryk (MD, Prof)
Leipzig, Germany

Institutional panel members

Arsava, Ethem Murat
Arsava, Ethem Murat (MD)
Audoin, Bertrand
Audoin, Bertrand (MD)
Blicher, Jakob Udby
Blicher, Jakob Udby (Associate Professor)
Aalborg, Denmark
De Micco, Rosa
De Micco, Rosa (MD)
Naples, Italy
Draganski, Bogdan
Draganski, Bogdan (MD, FEAN)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Dzelzite, Sarmite
Dzelzite, Sarmite (Dr.)
Jaunozoliņa, Liga
Jaunozoliņa, Liga (Dr.)
Rīga, Latvia
Kincses, Zsigmond Tamas
Kincses, Zsigmond Tamas (Dr.)
Szeged, Hungary
Kobeleva, Xenia
Kobeleva, Xenia
Aachen, Germany
Kozic, Dusan
Kozic, Dusan (MD, PhD)
Novi Sad, Serbia
Lengvenis, Givi
Lengvenis, Givi
Vilnius, Lithuania
Mangesius, Stephanie
Mangesius, Stephanie
Innsbruck, Austria
Marner, Lisbeth
Marner, Lisbeth (MD)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Matias-Guiu, Jordi A (PhD MD)
Madrid, Spain
Mesaros, Sarlota
Mesaros, Sarlota (MD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Mitsias, Panayiotis
Mitsias, Panayiotis (MD, Prof)
Heraklion, Greece
Nosal, Vladimir
Nosal, Vladimir (MD)
Martin, Slovakia
Plotnicu, Sorin (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
Pronin, Igor
Pronin, Igor (MD, Prof)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Roggenhofer, Elisabeth
Genève, Switzerland
Schöls, Ludger
Schöls, Ludger (MD, Prof)
Tübingen, Germany
Stanarcevic, Predrag D.
Stanarcevic, Predrag D. (MD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Szikora, Istvan
Szikora, Istvan (Dr)
Splaiul Independentei 169 Sector 5, Romania
Topalov, Nikolay
Topalov, Nikolay (MD, Prof)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Voloshyna, Nataliya P.
Voloshyna, Nataliya P. (MD, Prof)
Kharkiv, Ukraine