Recent ABII Exam Raises Number of Certified Imaging Informatics Professionals to 685

Growing importance of imaging informatics has generated increasing demand for certification of the radiologic technology and IT professionals working in the field, and the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) has been responding to the need, the organization stated.

With nine administrations of the ABII exam since its June 2007 debut, 685 individuals have earned the CIIP (Certified Imaging Informatics Professional) designation. Seventy-three CIIPs joined the ranks following the most recent exam administration on March 25, 2011.

The next administration is scheduled for Sept. 23, 2011, with applications due by July 20.

The ABII exam assesses candidates in several key areas of knowledge, with image management and information technology comprising about one-third of the 150 items. Remaining questions focus on operations, communications, systems management, clinical engineering, medical informatics, procurement, project management, and training and education.

“Certification is a mark of excellence,” notes ABII Board Chair Paul G. Nagy, PhD, CIIP, “and demonstrates that the individual has the knowledge to assure the quality of products and services.”

A directory of CIIPs is available at