By RICHARD DUSZAK, MD
The online membership forum of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) blew up this week in response to an email announcement by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) that it will effectively be doing away with lifetime diagnostic radiology certificates for interventionalists whose original certificates pre-dated the introduction of time-limited certificates. Interventionalists were given two choices:
1. You can keep your lifetime diagnostic certificate if you give up your (earned) interventional subspecialty certification, or
2. You can keep your interventional certification, if you give up your lifetime diagnostic certification.
Talk about choice.