A listing of excellent radiology board review courses from well respected faculty.

Radiology Question Bank

Designed to simulate board exam questions, this question bank is good for preparing to take the general radiology certification or recertification board exam. Published by BoardVitals, it has over a thousand (1,600) multiple choice questions geared to the level of the CORE exam.

The BoardVitals company has a 95.5% board pass rate, which is substantially higher than the national average of 92% for radiology.

Osler Radiology Home Study Audio Review

This is the audio for the Osler radiology board review course. There are more than 30 hours of audio material recorded at the Osler live radiology review program. Lectures are by leaders in the field of radiology. The audio course is provided in MP3 format on a USB drive, and can be listened on a phone, computer or any other device that plays MP3s.

Radiology Board Review

There are two steps to become board certified in radiology. Step 1 consists of passing the CORE exam, which can be taken 36 months after starting a radiology residency program. The CORE exam covers basic medical physics as well as general radiology (anatomy, pathophysiology, general diagnostic radiology).

Anatomical areas covered include:

  • Breast imaging
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Interventional
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuroradiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Thoracic
  • Urology
  • Vascular

Imaging modalities

  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radioisotope Safety
  • Medical Physics
  • Ultrasound

The second stop is the Certifying Exam. You are eligible to take the certifying exam after passing the core exam and 15 months after completing a diagnostic radiology residency. The exam is computer based and is primarily a test of general diagnostic radiology, although patient management topics are also covered. This radiology board exam consists of 5 modules, each allotted 1 hour.

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