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Membership Classifications

Active – Practicing Radiologists with a special interest in spine imaging. To qualify for “Active Member” status with ASSR, candidates must be:

  • Certified by the American Board of Radiology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American Osteopathic College of Radiology, or other board or tribunal which, in the judgment of the Executive Committee, is of equal rank;


  • Approved for inclusion in the society by the Membership Committee, on the basis of documented interest in or contribution to spine radiology.

All members in good standing are invited to participate in the scientific and business meetings and activities of the society. Active members may serve on standing and ad hoc committees, propose candidates for nomination, and vote for or hold elected office. ASSR is a section of ASNR, and only members who are simultaneously members in good standing of ASNR may be appointed to represent the ASSR on the ASNR Executive Committee.

Associate – Other physicians, surgeons, or academic scientists with an acknowledged interest in, or who have made outstanding contributions to spine imaging or imaging related procedures.

In-Training – Individuals who have an interest in spine radiology and are currently participating in a full-time musculoskeletal imaging or ACCME-accredited neuroradiology training program.

Honorary – Individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to spine imaging, whether or not they meet criteria for other categories of membership. Honorary members may be considered only by nomination.

Emeritus – Retired Active and Associate members who wish to remain members of ASSR may seek Emeritus membership status.

Benefits of Membership

  • Reduced registration fee for ASSR Annual Symposium and Hands-On Course

  • Subscription to The Myelon newsletter

  • Membership certificate

  • Committee service (Active members only)

  • Subscription to the American Journal of Neuroradiology at the ASNR member rate