American Society of Emergency Radiology

In 1987, while attending Harvard’s emergency radiology course, eight radiologists met to discuss the formation of a new group to define and disseminate the body of knowledge unique to emergency radiology. The American Society of Emergency Radiology was formed in 1988 from this small nucleus and has steadily increased in numbers and interest, providing consultation to radiologists and corporations who deal with emergency radiology challenges. Since 1995, the society membership has sponsored a new journal of practical imaging, Emergency Radiology, in which peer reviewed articles are presented and discussed.


Member News

IN MEMORIAM

It is with great sadness I must share the news of losing our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Kathirkamanathan Shanmuganathan, 2014 recipient of the esteemed ASER Gold Medal. His accomplishments are many and varied. After his medical schooling at the University of Sri Lanka, Dr Shan completed a residency at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the UK followed by a fellowship at the University of Maryland in Musculoskeletal Radiology. Dr Shan had a long association with the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, USA. His seminal contributions and publications in the field of trauma radiology are known to one and all in the radiology community at a global level. Some of the key advances were made in the imaging of traumatic aortic injury, blunt splenic trauma, and the role of whole body CT, which is known as the “Shan Scan” in the Trauma and Emergency Radiology circles.

He was a recognized leader in research, education and development of clinical practice guidelines. Known simply and lovingly as ‘Shan’ to us all, perhaps what we most loved about him, was his ability to befriend all ASER Society members, no matter their role, education or experience. He had a remarkable sense of humor, a passion for life, and was one of those people who we all attend ASER Meetings looking forward to seeing. Shan was an exemplary friend and radiologist – a true inspiration. He will be dearly missed!

Ron Bilow, MD
ASER President, 2019-2020

 

Mission & History

To advance the quality of diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients by means of medical imaging and to enhance teaching and research in emergency radiology.

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ASER Member Benefits:

  • Annual e-subscription to ASER’s official journal, Emergency Radiology
  • Discounted Annual Meeting Registration Fees*
  • Access to Closed Sessions at the Annual Meeting
  • ASER Directory Access and Receipt of Society Correspondence 

*To be eligible for the discounted member registration rate to the Annual Meeting, the ASER Office must receive your completed membership application on or before the early-bird meeting registration deadline.

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