Background: Delivering consistent levels of training in cardiac imaging to radiologist is of pivotal importance because of the increasing clinical indications to coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Our study sought to capture the heterogeneity of cardiac imaging training programs and to explore residents’ vision on cardiac imaging both in the present and in the future. Methods: Two web-based surveys were created. The first was administered to all chief residents from the 42 University Hospitals within Italy, aiming to explore the local educational offer in cardiac imaging. The second was administered via social media to all Italian residents, including questions about their overall vision regarding cardiac imaging. Results: 42/42 University Hospitals responded to the first survey and 235 residents to the second. There was at least a 64-slice CT scanner and a 1.5 T MR scanner per center. In the majority of sites, the weekly routine consisted of more than 10 CCTA and more than 5 CMR. Approximately, half of the centers used advanced CCTA and CMR techniques. The majority of the interviewed resident (94%) perceived cardiac imaging training to be moderately to very important, while requirement for external educational resources was advocated in 25% of the cases. Conclusion: Our survey highlighted a significant awareness of radiology residents regarding the importance of cardiac imaging in their training curriculum. All centers met the technical requirements for cardiac imaging, limiting its use to basic applications in around half of cases. Implementation of an educational network might be the key for supporting the growth of this subspecialty field.

Gatti, M., Liguori, C., Muscogiuri, G., Faletti, R., Dell'Aversana, S., Toia, P., et al. (2021). Challenges and opportunities to delivering cardiac imaging training: a national survey by the Italian college of cardiac radiology. INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING, 12(1) [10.1186/s13244-021-01076-5].

Challenges and opportunities to delivering cardiac imaging training: a national survey by the Italian college of cardiac radiology

Muscogiuri, Giuseppe;
2021

Abstract

Background: Delivering consistent levels of training in cardiac imaging to radiologist is of pivotal importance because of the increasing clinical indications to coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Our study sought to capture the heterogeneity of cardiac imaging training programs and to explore residents’ vision on cardiac imaging both in the present and in the future. Methods: Two web-based surveys were created. The first was administered to all chief residents from the 42 University Hospitals within Italy, aiming to explore the local educational offer in cardiac imaging. The second was administered via social media to all Italian residents, including questions about their overall vision regarding cardiac imaging. Results: 42/42 University Hospitals responded to the first survey and 235 residents to the second. There was at least a 64-slice CT scanner and a 1.5 T MR scanner per center. In the majority of sites, the weekly routine consisted of more than 10 CCTA and more than 5 CMR. Approximately, half of the centers used advanced CCTA and CMR techniques. The majority of the interviewed resident (94%) perceived cardiac imaging training to be moderately to very important, while requirement for external educational resources was advocated in 25% of the cases. Conclusion: Our survey highlighted a significant awareness of radiology residents regarding the importance of cardiac imaging in their training curriculum. All centers met the technical requirements for cardiac imaging, limiting its use to basic applications in around half of cases. Implementation of an educational network might be the key for supporting the growth of this subspecialty field.
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Cardiac imaging; Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR); Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA); Education; Radiology residency;
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Gatti, M., Liguori, C., Muscogiuri, G., Faletti, R., Dell'Aversana, S., Toia, P., et al. (2021). Challenges and opportunities to delivering cardiac imaging training: a national survey by the Italian college of cardiac radiology. INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING, 12(1) [10.1186/s13244-021-01076-5].
Gatti, M; Liguori, C; Muscogiuri, G; Faletti, R; Dell'Aversana, S; Toia, P; De Rubeis, G; Di Renzi, P; Russo, V; Polizzi, G; Galea, N; Esposito, A; Francone, M
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