ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society is the largest national professional association for individuals involved in the study and recording of electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. Organized in 1959, ASET's purposes are to provide leadership, advocacy and professional excellence for our members; create greater awareness of the profession; and establish standards and best practices to ensure quality patient care.
Members include technologists, students, physicians and institutions involved in EEG, evoked potentials, nerve conduction studies, intraoperative neuromonitoring, long-term monitoring, autonomics, magnetoencephalography, and related neurodiagnostic modalities. As a membership organization, ASET advances the neurodiagnostic profession by:
- serving member needs
- defining and endorsing standards of practice
- providing innovative educational opportunities
- promoting the profession; and
- building coalitions with other allied health organizations and communities of interest.
ASET is a volunteer, not-for-profit entity organized under section 501(c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code. It is incorporated in the state of Alabama and maintains headquarters in Kansas City, MO, with a paid professional staff of nine. The Society's governance structure includes a policy-making Board of Trustees, and committees and task forces common to most professional societies.
ASET is committed to working with other allied health organizations and supporting their efforts such as the Health Professions Network, the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs in Neurodiagnostic Technology (CoA-NDT) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the National Network of Two Year Colleges (NN2), credentialing organizations
, and other affiliated professional non-profit organizations.