ABPS Offers a Recognized Choice in Diagnostic Radiology

ABPS Offers a Recognized Choice in Diagnostic RadiologyPhysician board certification in diagnostic radiology gives qualified and experienced physicians a chance to demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and expertise required to provide effective medical care and diagnostic services. As one of the three most prominent nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying bodies in the United States, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) offers certification in diagnostic radiology through the Board of Certification in Radiology® (BCR).

To be eligible for board certification in diagnostic radiology through the ABPS, a physician must have an active unrestricted medical license to practice in the U.S., the U.S. territories, or Canada. Additionally, the ABPS requires:

  • The completion of an accredited residency in diagnostic radiology, including the completion of an ACGME- or AOA-accredited post-graduate year one program or internship
  • Adherence to the ABPS Code of Ethics
  • Three current, original letters of recommendation from colleagues

To earn certification with the BCR, candidates must pass clinically based written and oral examinations, both of which have been developed and validated under rigorous standards by BCR Diplomates. Only candidates who pass the written exam can advance to the oral exams.

If you’re considering becoming board certified in diagnostic radiology, it’s important to know that the ABPS represents an ideal option, one that has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Handbook. As with any ABPS Member Board, certification with the BCR lasts for eight years. The ABPS has no formal Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process, but physicians are required to complete self-assessment CME and ethics training and sit for a recertification exam every eight years. Radiologists who are board certified by the ABMS or the AOA are eligible to recertify with the ABPS once they have met eligibility requirements determined by our specialty board.

Contact the ABPS for more information about our eligibility requirements and the benefits of becoming certified in diagnostic radiology through the BCR.

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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine