How to put your radiology CME credits on full autopilot

More radiologists earn their credits online than ever before, and Orbit Radiology is putting that process on full autopilot

May 29, 2020

Eugene Choi MD (Instagram: @eugenechoimd), a body imaging radiologist in Los Angeles, uses Orbit to automate his CME and makes more time for his extracurricular passion as a fitness expert.

More than ever before, radiologists are now turning to online resources to finish their CME credit requirements. The latest innovation in this area is Orbit Radiology, which lets radiologists earn credit using their Chrome browser, whenever they visit peer-reviewed wiki articles and journal abstracts.

Orbit was started by physicians and engineers out of Stanford University, and optimized for radiology from the very beginning with the goal of promoting literature search during patient care, while fully-automating the process of earning and tracking CME credits.

Orbit is a natural fit for radiologists, because they are constantly accessing information to support the complex task of image-guided diagnosis and treatment. Orbit automatically detects visits for many of the most popular radiology sites, and awards credit for reading articles on those pages. And unlike other options, you can begin your search from Google and surf anywhere on the web, rather than logging into a restricted database.

For radiologists in the USA, another major benefit is that Orbit allows them to earn sub-specialty credits that can otherwise be very expensive or time consuming, like mamo+tomo (MQSA), cardiac CT, fluoroscopy, and others.

Questions before you get started? Email

Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Open your Chrome browser on your laptop or desktop.
  2. Register for any plan with Orbit Radiology.
  3. Search Google for radiology abstracts and articles on your favorite wikis or journals

Whenever you hit a peer-reviewed radiology wiki or journal article, you’ll get 0.5 credits (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™). For radiologists in the USA, this credit also satisfies both your SAM/SA-CME and general radiology CME requirements for the ABR, as well as state license requirements and MQSA.

Questions? Email — they’re happy to help.

Step 1: Visit Orbit Radiology, click “Get the Plugin”

Click here to access Orbit Radiology, or go to Then click “Get The Plugin”.

Click the screenshot above to access Orbit Radiology

Step 2: Select any Orbit Radiology plan

Select any plan at Orbit Radiology to get started earning CME with your web searches. Select the Basic plan if you just want to try out Orbit, and cancel before the first month to avoid any charges. Select the Pro plan for better pricing per credit. You can always upgrade from Basic to Pro at any time.

Step 3: Visit articles on the web

Each article you visit while logged into Orbit earns you 0.5 credits that satisfy your radiology CME requirement, as well as SAM/SA-CME for the ABR.

Search the web freely and use Orbit (red circle) to earn credit for visiting peer-reviewed wiki or journal articles.

Questions? Email

— Orbit Staff

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