Dr. Daniel Barboriak, professor of radiology in the Division of Neuroradiology and director of pediatric neuroradiology at Duke University Medical Center, was elected president for the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR) in March 2012. The ASFNR is a specialty society of the American Society of Neuroradiology that was established in June 2004 in Seattle during the ASNR 42nd Annual Meeting.
Functional neuroradiology expands upon high resolution anatomic imaging of the brain and spine. It is defined as imaging of the functional aspects of the central nervous system, which encompasses emerging techniques including Blood Oxygen Level Dependent Functional MRI, Diffusion Imaging, Perfusion Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Magnetoencephalography, Positron Emission Tomography and Molecular and Metabolic Imaging
The ASFNRencourages and facilitates the introduction of functional neuroradiology into clinical neuroradiological practice, develops and supports standards for the practice of functional neuroradiology and for the training of neuroradiologists in functional imaging. They also foster research in functional neuroradiology and promote a close fellowship and exchange of ideas between neuroradiologists and colleagues in related fields including basic science researchers.
Dr. Barboriak will continue the leadership role with the ASFNR until next year’s annual meeting.
Dr. Barboriak completed his fellowship in neuroradiology and radiology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1986 and joined Duke March 1, 1996 as an assistant clinical professor of radiology. He is also chairman of the Head/Neck/Brain Committee at the American College of Radiology Imaging Network.