Last verified on February 8, 2023
The ABR began issuing time-limited certificates in the following years:
|Vascular and Interventional Radiology
|Hospice and Palliative Medicine
In 2012, the ABR’s Maintenance of Certification program changed from a 10-year cycle to Continuing Certification. Under Continuing Certification, new ABR certificates no longer have “valid-through” dates; 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.” Progress is evaluated annually in March, using a rolling calendar-year “look-back” of the past three years.
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 Maintenance of Certification 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 Maintenance of Certification.
|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.