Subspecialties for Diagnostic Radiology

Requirements and Registration

Last verified on June 1, 2020
 
 
 

Requirements

 
The candidate must successfully complete one year of training in a nuclear radiology fellowship program or one year of training in a nuclear medicine residency program accredited by the ACGME or the RCPSC (Canada). Alternatively, with prior ABR approval, the candidate may successfully complete the ABR 16-month pathway in nuclear radiology. Diplomates who successfully completed their training before 2019 will have 10 calendar years or until December 31, 2024, whichever comes first, to obtain certification. Those who complete their training in 2019 or later will have six calendar years.
 
Documentation Requirements:
 
  • The program director must document the successful completion of nuclear radiology fellowship training, nuclear medicine residency training, or the 16-month pathway during the candidate's diagnostic radiology residency.
 
 

Registration

 
The standard registration window for the Nuclear Radiology Subspecialty Exam is February 1 through April 30. Please check back here on February 1, 2021, for the 2021 exam application.
 
   
 

Alternate Pathway to Subspecialty Certification

To view the alternate pathway, click here.
 

Recognition and MOC

 

Recognition of Successful Diplomates

Successful ABR diplomates are awarded a continuous ABR subspecialty certificate in nuclear radiology.
 

Maintenance of Certification

Continuous subspecialty certification in nuclear radiology is contingent upon meeting the requirements of the ABR’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. For MOC program details, please see the MOC page.
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