Radiology Study Information
There are many radiology books and guides available online both for free and for a fee. Just find the one you need or want to begin studying.
Book of Interest
The CRES Exam Secrets Study Guide book is intended for those individuals who want to pass the ICC Certification for Radiology Equipment Specialists (CRES) exam. The study guide book is available from Mometrix Media LLC.
In addition to finding the right radiology book, taking a radiology course is ideal for preparing for certification, recertification, and an online radiology exam. Below are some helpful resources to get you prepared as a radiologist.
Home Study Courses for Radiology Personnel
S.T.A.R.S., Specialized Topics in Areas of Radiologic Sciences, has (or a very small price home study materials for radiographers, or x-ray technicianss, which are approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (A.S.R.T.) for CE credits.
Continuing Education (CE) Courses
For those who want to learn more about the Radiology Equipment and Instrumentation, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has an interactive online learning module called "Computed Tomography." It awards only credit and costs only $20.00. At their website, professional resources on Radiology as well as information on how to get certified as a radiologist are available. For a CE degree option, see "Online Bachelor Degree in Radiology Science."
Radiology Examination and Exam Study Guides
The Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB) is an exam intended for those wanting to be a radiology certified coder (RCC). Those who are certified RCCs are seen as professionals in the field of radiology. Recertification is every four years.
Note: Here is a breakdown of the type of questions students will have to address
20% - International Classification of Diseases-9th Edition (ICD-9)
50% - Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
20% - Anatomy and Terminology
- 10% - Ethics, Compliance, Administrative and HIPAA
Additional Study Materials
The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) offers an exam study guide on CD with six to seven hours of educational content (e.g., codes, an overview of radiology terminology, anatomy and physiology), which can help prepare for the RBMA Radiology Coding Exam. This review course on s CD costs $300 for RBMA Members and $370 for non-members. In addition, RBMA has available for a cost books and publications, too.
- The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) offers an educator's guide for an ARRT certification. On their website are certification requirements and exam information.