Initial Certification for Interventional Radiology

NRC Compliance

Last verified on June 19, 2017

Training in Nuclear Radiology

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established guidelines for physicians who wish to achieve the status of Authorized User (AU) of radioisotopes. The ABR has submitted a request to the NRC for AU-eligibility (AU-E) designation for the IR/DR certificate, and more information is forthcoming.
The requirements for obtaining AU-E designation will be the same for interventional radiology/diagnostic radiology as for diagnostic radiology. Therefore, candidates should follow the diagnostic radiology guidelines.