EFNS Task Force on Teaching of Neuroimaging in Neurology Curricula in Europe: Present status and recommendations for the future

P. Pantano, F. Chollet, O. Paulson, R. Von Kummer, A. Laihinen, K. Leenders, S. Yancheva

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A Task Force on 'Teaching of Neuroimaging in Neurology Curricula in Europe' was appointed in September 1998 by the education committee of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) in order to: (1) examine the present status of teaching of neuroimaging in the training of neurology in European countries, and, in particular, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the various countries; (2) give recommendations for global improvement and harmonization of such training. A questionnaire was completed in February 1999 and sent to 35 delegates of national neurological societies. Completed questionnaires were received from 21 countries: Albania, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and UK. The questionnaire revealed that the situation in Europe is highly heterogeneous, both as regards the training in neurology in general and, more specifically, the teaching of neuroimaging during the training. Some recommendations to make the teaching of neuroimaging more homogeneous across European countries and to improve it are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-548
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001



  • Angiography
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Single photon emission tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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