. Medical Residents within the UNM School of Medicine Departmenr were rated first in the nation when they took their national board exams in diagnostic radiology. The seven UNM radiology residents who took the written board exam in diagnostic radiology in September scored #1 out of 203 diagnostic radiology programs in the US, according to the American Board of Radiology. Diagnostic radiology encompasses a variety of diagnostic and image-guided therapeutic techniques, including all aspects of radiological diagnosis, nuclear radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, magnetic resonance, computed tomography, interventional procedures and the use of other forms of radiant energy. The mission of The American Board of Radiology is to serve the public and the medical profession by certifying that its diplomates have acquired, demonstrated, and maintained a requisite standard of knowledge, skill and understanding essential to the practice of radiology, radiation oncology and radiologic physics. The two-day exam is taken by radiology residents near the end of their five years of training. It is the first step toward board certification, followed by an oral exam in June. Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322
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