Sixty-five candidates are now certified imaging informatics professionals (CIIP) after passing the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) exam in September.
The pass rate for first-time candidates was 89.2 percent compared with 87.2 percent for the five previous exams, which ABII began administering in 2007.
Of the candidates who took the exam, three tested in Canada, one (a resident of Saudi Arabia) in Hong Kong, one in Mumbai, India, and the rest in the United States (including two in Puerto Rico).
According to the ABII, there are now 477 CIIPs. The exam tests candidates in several areas, including imaging management, health IT, operations, communications, systems management, clinical engineering, medical informatics, procurement, project management and training and education.