American Osteopathic Board of Radiology

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American Osteopathic Board of Radiology
American Osteopathic Board of Radiology logo.jpg
Abbreviation AOBR
Formation 1939[1]
Type Professional
Headquarters Milan, MO[2]
Coordinates 40°12′10″N 93°07′31″W / 40.2028°N 93.12529°W / 40.2028; -93.12529Coordinates: 40°12′10″N 93°07′31″W / 40.2028°N 93.12529°W / 40.2028; -93.12529
Chairman Jeffrey M. Wilseck, D.O.[3]
Vice Chairman Roy M. Teng, D.O.
Secretary-Treasurer Michael A. Wilcyznski, D.O.
Website www.aobr.org

The American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in the use of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of disease (radiologists). The board is one 18 medical specialty certifying boards of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),[4][5] and was established in 1939.[1] The American Osteopathic Board of Radiology and the American Board of Radiology are the two certifying boards for radiologists in the United States.[6][7] As of December 2011, 732 osteopathic radiologists held active certification with the AOBR.[8] Radiologists board certified by the AOBR are eligible for membership in the American College of Radiology.[9]

Board certification[edit]

Initial certification is available to osteopathic radiologists who have successfully completed an AOA-approved residency in diagnostic radiology or radiation oncology, two years of practice, and successful completion of oral and written exams.[10][11][12]

Diplomates certified in diagnostic radiology or in radiation oncology prior to 2002 are eligible for voluntary recertification. Since 2002, the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology requires osteopathic radiologists to renew their certification every ten years to avoid expiration of their board certified status.[13][14] Additionally, osteopathic radiologists who have completed the requirements set forth by the AOBR and completed an AOA-approved radiology residency may be eligible to pursue certification by the American Board of Radiology.[15]

Osteopathic radiologists may also receive Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in the following areas:[13][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History of the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology". American Osteopathic College of Radiology. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us". The American Osteopathic College of Radiology. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Board". The American Osteopathic College of Radiology. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "AOA Specialty Certifying Boards". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "American Osteopathic Board of Radiology". Healthcare Workforce Information Center. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "What is a Radiologist?". American College of Radiology. 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Radiation-Emitting Products". Interpreting Physician Certification. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Ayres, Ronald E; Scheinthal, S; Gross, C; Bell, E (April 2012). "Changes to Osteopathic Specialty Board Certification". Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 112 (4): 226–231. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Member Eligibility". American College of Radiology. 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Diagnostic Radiology Primary Certification". American Osteopathic College of Radiology. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Radiation Oncology Primary Certification". American Osteopathic College of Radiology. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Qualifications for Examination in Diagnostic Radiology". American Osteopathic College of Radiology. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Medical Boards: Osteopathic". Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Recertification". American Osteopathic College of Radiology. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Alternate Pathway for Diagnostic Radiology Certification". American Board of Radiology. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Specialties & Subspecialties". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

AOBR homepage