Study Guide

The Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board of Directors (MDCB) makes available a study guide to be used as an aid for the MDCB Certification Exam. The study guide is composed of revised questions from the actual item bank that reflect the test matrix.

Study guides are intended to be a supplement to exam preparation. Although the questions in the study guide are representative of the exam questions, they do not fully address all the categories and sub-categories of the exam matrix domains. Study guides previously made available may include detail that is no longer current. 

Exam candidates should be familiar with popular textbooks covering subjects in radiobiology, physics, dosimetry, cross sectional anatomy, and principles of radiation oncology practice. Questions are also drawn from reports that are relevant to current dosimetry practice published by the AAPM, ABS, ASTRO, ICRU, ICRP and NCRP as well as published RTOG clinical trials and NCCN guidelines. Details about how the certification exam is developed and recommended references are available at

Click here to download the study guide.