Neurodiagnostic Technology is a valuable and highly respected medical field.
The professions of Neurodiagnostic Technology and Neurology are guided and supported by many professional organizations including the following:
The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS)
The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society is dedicated to furthering the understanding of central and peripheral nervous system function in health and disease through education, research, and providing a forum for discussion and interaction.
ACNS is a professional organization in the United States for physicians, clinical neurophysiologists, and neurodiagnostic technologists. It is devoted to establishing and maintaining professional standards in clinical neurophysiology in the practice of neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.
Advancing technology has changed both the equipment and practices of electroencephalography. To maintain consistently high standards and accuracy the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society establishes technical requirements for Performing Clinical Electroencephalography. When you successfully complete the Institute’s program you will be educated in the theory and practice of established ACNS technical requirements.
The American Board of Registration Of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET)
The American Board of Registration Of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists maintains and promotes world-wide technical and clinical standards for neurodiagnostic technologists and laboratories through certification and accreditation.
ABRET supervises and conducts the American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists EEG examination. When you successfully complete the Neurodiagnostic Technology Institute’s program you will be prepared to take the ABRET examination to become a Registered EEG Technologist (R. EEG T.).
American Society of Electroencephalographic Technicians (ASET)
The American Society of Electroencephalographic Technicians works to create greater awareness of the neurodiagnostic profession and to establish standards and best practices to ensure quality patient care.
ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society is the largest national professional association for physicians, neurodiagnostic technologists, and individuals involved in the study and recording of electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. It gives its members resources, advocacy and leadership that promote professional excellence.
Resources for more information on common neurological conditions:
As a Neurodiagnostic Technologist you’ll collaborate with neurologists, physicians, and surgical teams to detect and treat conditions such as stroke, brain tumors, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and congenital and degenerative brain diseases. There are several organizations that are dedicated to the detection and treatment of these neurological conditions.
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Its goal is to use research, education and advocacy to find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation has over 47 affiliated organizations in the United States. The Foundation works to prevent, control and cure epilepsy and to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live the best possible lives.
The National Stroke Association ®
The National Stroke Association provides education and programs to stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
The Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing programs and education for caregivers and the survivor’s family and friends. The goal is to provide clear, understandable information on prevention, treatment, support and rehabilitation.
The Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is an international health organization focused on Alzheimer's research, care and support.
The Association supports world-wide research aimed at eliminating Alzheimer’s disease as it develops new methods to enhance the care and support of patients. It works with the medical community to promote brain health to reduce the risk of dementia.
The Autism Society
The Autism Society is one of the leading organizations dedicated to providing trusted and reliable information about autism.
The Society focuses on the day-to-day issues faced by people and families dealing with autism. The Autism Society has supported state and local legislation to guarantee that people with autism receive appropriate services throughout their lives. The organization also increases public awareness through information and education on treatment, research and advocacy.
The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society helps individuals, families, and friends of people diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumors cope by sharing information about what to expect. You can learn about brain and spinal cord tumors in adults, including risk factors, symptoms, and how it is discovered and treated.
The Brain Trauma Foundation
The Brain Trauma Foundation is focused on conducting innovative clinical research and updating its evidence-based guidelines. It works toward its goal of improving outcomes for the millions of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year.