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Examination Content

Diagnostic Radiology


The Diagnostic Radiology MCQ Examination is designed to evaluate the extent of the candidate's knowledge and clinical judgement in the areas in which a radiologist should demonstrate a high level of competence. Expertise in the broad domain of radiology, and the diagnosis and treatment of both common and rare conditions that have important consequences for patients will be assessed.

The examination content is consistent with a pre-established blueprint developed and used by the American Board of Radiology-International.  ABMS-S, in collaboration with the Singapore Ministry of Health, modified the blueprint to ensure that the content and relative percentages reflect the practice of radiology in Singapore. The blueprint will be reviewed and revised annually to ensure that it is current.

The majority of questions are based on presentations occurring in settings that reflect current medical practice. Questions requiring simple recall of medical facts are in the minority; the majority of questions require integration of information from several sources, prioritisation of alternatives, and/or utilisation of clinical judgement in reaching a correct conclusion. Many of the questions require interpretation of imaging studies, such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance scans, computed tomograms, fluoroscopy, and imaging related to nuclear medicine and interventional radiology.

The content areas covered and their relative proportions on the examination are as follows:

Table 1 : Examination Content for Diagnostic Radiology MCQ Examination

Medical Content Category

Relative Percentage

Breast

10%

Cardiac

9%

Gastrointestinal

11%

Musculoskeletal

10%

Neuro

10%

Paediatrics

10%

Thoracic

10%

Genitourinary

20%

Vascular and Interventional

10%

Total

100%

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2019 13:24