Chiropractic Radiology

Residency in Diagnostic Imaging

Chiropractic radiology is a speciality within the chiropractic profession that concentrates its efforts in the area of imaging study interpretation. The program of instruction is a three (3) calendar year, full-time in-house residency program which is specifically designed to prepare the resident to sit for the examination administered by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (ACBR).

The Residency in Diagnostic Imaging at New Zealand College of Chiropractic provides educational training to qualified, registered Chiropractors in accordance with the standards established by the American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR) and the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (ACBR).

The residency program is rigorous and candidates are selected on a competitive basis for limited openings.  Once selected the candidate becomes employed by the college and receive an annual salary. Applicants are chosen based upon performance of a written examination, oral view-box examinations, and an interview with the residency selection committee. New residents are typically accepted each October for a January starting position.

Residents are exposed to the academic and clinical practice of diagnostic imaging. The residency program consists of training modules covering five areas of subspecialty: Musculoskeletal imaging, Chest/Thorax Imaging, Abdominal Imaging, Neuroimaging and Principles of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Health. The residency program follows the standardised syllabus developed and published by the ACCR and the program is under the direct supervision of a full-time diplomate of the ACBR who closely monitors and directs the progress of the resident(s).

Upon the successful completion of the residency program, the resident shall receive a certificate of residency completion and be eligible to sit for examinations administered by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (ACBR). Diplomate status is achieved with successful completion of Parts I and II of the ACBR assessment. 

Websites of Interest

American Chiropractic Board of Radiology

American Chiropractic College of Radiology

Council on Diagnostic Imaging

New Zealand Chiropractic Board

Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia

Application Process

If interested in the residency in Diagnostic Imaging at New Zealand College of Chiropractic.  Please contact:

John M. Bassano, DC, DACBR
Head of Diagnostic Imaging
Email: John Bassano
Phone: +64 9 526 2108