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Table 1 Questions and answers on CCTA diagnostic services

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

Coronary computed tomography angiography
Survey item Answer 1: n° (%) Answer 2: n° (%) Answer 3: n° (%) Answer 4: n° (%) Answer 5: n° (%)
CCTA scanner (n° slice) 64-slice: 6 (14%) 128-slice: 19 (45%) 256/320-slice: 16 (38%) No answer: 1 (3%)  
N° of CCTA scan per week 0: 1 (2%) 1–10: 21 (50%) 11–20: 10 (24%)  > 20: 10 (24%)  
N° of pre-TAVI CT scan per week 0: 3 (7%) 1–5: 19 (45%) 6–10: 12 (29%)  > 10: 8 (19%)  
Use of advances cardiac CCTA techniques None: 25 (60%) Dual-energy: 9 (21%) Delayed enhancement: 6 (14%) Stress perfusion: 5 (12%) FFR-CT: 3 (7%)
Patients scanned Outpatients: 2 (5%) Inpatients: 3 (7%) Outpatients + Inpatients: 25 (59%) Outpatients + Inpatients + Emergency Room: 12 (29%)  
N° of radiologist doing CCTA 0: 1 (2%) 1: 3 (7%) 2: 12 (29%) 3: 13 (31%)  > 3: 13 (31%)
% of radiologist doing CCTA 0–24%: 35 (83%) 25–49%: 4. (10%) 50–74%: 0 (0%) 75–100%: 3 (7%)  
Senior radiologist experience  < 5 years: 6 (14%)  > 5 years: 36 (86%)    
Administration of medication during CCTA Radiologist: 30 (71%) Radiologist + Cardiologist: 8 (19%) No administration: 4 (10%)   
Who report CCTA? Radiologist: 38 (90%) Radiologist + Cardiologist: 4 (10%) Cardiologist: 0 (0%)   
Are there radiology technicians dedicated to CCTA? Yes: 25 (60%) No: 17 (40%)    
  1. CCTA: coronary computed tomography angiography; TAVI: transcatheter aortic valve implantation; FFR-CT: fractional flow Reserve-computed tomography