Diagnostic Radiology

Diagnostic Radiology Primary Certification

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY is that branch of radiology which deals with the utilization of all modalities of radiant energy in medical diagnosis and therapeutic procedures utilizing radiologic guidance. This includes, but is not restricted to, imaging techniques and methodologies utilizing radiations emitted by x-ray tubes, radionuclides, ultrasonographic devices, and radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation emitted by atoms.

Examination Process

Candidates for primary certification must pass two examinations: a two-part written examination and an oral examination.

The Certificate

The American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) is authorized to examine and recommend candidates for certification to the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Certificates are issued by the AOBR to applicants who have conformed to all requirements for certification.

Candidates who completed the requirements for certification in Diagnostic Radiology or Radiation Oncology by December 31, 2001, were issued a non-time-limited certificate.

Candidates who completed the requirements for certification in Diagnostic Radiology or Radiation Oncology in the year 2002 and thereafter will be issued a ten-year time-limited certificate. During these 10 years, AOBR diplomates are expected to continue to learn and improve their skills, in order to assure the public & stakeholders that physicians are being assessed by reliable and valid measures to demonstrate physician competence. Effective January 1, 2013, all time-limited certificate holders will be required to enroll in the AOBR Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) program.