The content of the written examination in Diagnostic Radiology
includes the following:
Part I Physics of Medical Imaging, Biological Effects and Safety
Emphasis is placed on the principles and applications of physics,
technology, statistical analysis, visual perception, dosimetry,
radiation biology, exposure management, safety and quality assurance
as they apply to the practice of diagnostic, interventional,
and nuclear radiology.
Digital X-ray Imaging
· Radiation Biology/Effects.
Part II Diagnostic Imaging
Emphasis is placed on the basic science aspects as they relate
to the various subspecialty areas. Thus, the examination
questions deal fundamentally with the anatomical, physiological
and pathological aspects of each of the diagnostic categories. Questions
on radiologic technique are included in each of the diagnostic
categories. There may be questions on clinical medical
physics, ethics, management, accreditation, compliance, outcomes
analysis and appropriateness.
· Musculoskeletal System
· Gastrointestinal Tract
· Genitourinary Tract
· Central Nervous System
including facial bones, paranasal sinuses, mastoids, neck.
· Cardiovascular System
· Nuclear Radiology
· Pediatric Radiology
· Breast Radiology