ABR to Offer Dual Radiology Certificate

December 18, 2012

The ABR will offer a dual primary certificate in interventional and diagnostic radiology, representing a shift in expertise, the ABMS announced.

The American Board of Radiology will now offer a dual primary certificate in interventional and diagnostic radiology, representing a shift in imaging expertise. The certificate was recently approved and announced by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

“The range of diseases to which interventional methods are applied, the responsibility of the practitioner to provide peri-procedural care in both inpatient and outpatient settings, the technical complexity of the interventions and the range of imaging methods used for procedures have all grown significantly in the past two decades,” Gary J. Becker, MD, ABR executive director, said in a statement announcing the training and certification.

Physicians who become board certified in interventional radiology/diagnostic radiology will have:

• Competency in diagnostic imaging to ensure the appropriate, safe and efficacious guidance of current interventional procedures for a wide variety of patients

• Competency in the technical aspects of interventional procedures

• The clinical judgment and skills to participate as team members in the peri-procedural care of patients undergoing interventional radiological procedures