Last verified on January 23, 2024
The ABR began issuing time-limited certificates in the following years:
|Vascular and Interventional Radiology
|Hospice and Palliative Medicine
In 2012, the ABR discontinued issuing 10-year certificates and began issuing continuous certificates. Continuous certificates do not have a “valid-through” date; instead, the date of initial certification is noted, accompanied by the statement that “ongoing validity of this certificate is contingent upon meeting the requirements of Maintenance of Certification.”
Certificates with Name Changes
The ABR has changed the name of some certificates to reflect updated terminology; however, no changes were made in the processes and requirements previously in place for these certificates.
In 1987, the ABR changed the name of Therapeutic Radiology
to Radiation Oncology
. Lifetime certificates issued under the name of Therapeutic Radiology
are still valid.
In 2011, the ABR changed the name of Radiologic Physics
to Medical Physics:
o Therapeutic Medical Physics
replaced Therapeutic Radiologic Physics.
o Diagnostic Medical Physics
replaced Diagnostic Radiologic Physics.
o Nuclear Medical Physics
replaced Medical Nuclear Physics.
Lifetime certificates issued under the name of Radiologic Physics
are still valid.
Time-limited certificates issued under the name of Radiologic Physics
are also still valid as long as the diplomate is meeting Continuing Certification (MOC) requirements.
The following certificates, though still valid, are no longer offered by the American Board of Radiology. They were issued during the years indicated. Please note that these certificate names must be permanently updated to the current name(s) to be eligible for Continuing Certification (MOC).
|Diagnostic Radiology with Special Competence
in Nuclear Radiology
|Diagnostic and Nuclear Medical Physics
|Roentgen Ray & Gamma Ray Physics
|Therapeutic and Diagnostic Medical Physics
|Therapeutic and Nuclear Medical Physics
|Vascular and Interventional Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology Subspecialty)
|X-Ray and Radium Physics
*Diplomates with a lifetime certificate in General Radiology
are certified in both diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology.