EBNR / European Diplomas / European Diploma in Diagnostic Spine Neuroradiology / 3. Examination Structure
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1. English is the official language of all parts of the examination.

2. Before the examination:

Candidates are required to come to the EBNR Registration Desk 30 minutes before the scheduled written examination.

Candidates are requested to bring and present a photo ID document to confirm his/her identity.

3. Examination:

3.1 Course written examination

The written examination is administered at the end of each module of the Spine course. The examination reflects the content of that particular course. The examination consists of multiple-choice questions; each question consists of a single stem with five options of which there is only one correct answer. One point is awarded for each correct answer; there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Unsuccessful candidates will have the opportunity to retake the examination. To enjoy this opportunity, a specific request must be submitted in writing to the EBNR Central Office. Retake examinations are typically held on the second day of the next European Course in Spine Radiology module.

3.2 Final Written Examination of Short Cases

The Final Written Examination consists of a Power Point presentation in which cases are presented with 1-2 MCQ questions per case. Each question consists of a single stem with five options of which there is only one correct answer. One point is awarded for each correct answer; there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

3.3 Final Oral Examination

The oral examination will be conducted by internationally recognized examiners working under the guidance of EBNR.

The candidates will be requested to evaluate spine cases and answer questions made at the discretion of the examiners. These include the description and reporting of cases that practicing spine neuroradiologists are expected to encounter as part of their routine practice. The candidates will be tested on various aspects, including diagnosis, differential diagnosis, technical details, further management, etc.

3.4 Results

At the end of the final examination, the EBNR steering committee will meet to discuss the results. Any extenuating circumstances must be brought to the attention of the EBNR in writing prior to this meeting. Any such extenuating circumstances raised after the EBNR meeting cannot be taken into consideration.

The results of the European Diploma in Diagnostic Spine Neuroradiology (EDiDSNR) will be made available during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ESNR and Diplomas will be delivered during the Diploma Ceremony. If a successful candidate cannot stay for the Diploma Ceremony during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ESNR, the diploma will be sent individually by postal mail (or DHL for a fee).