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Table 2 Questions and answers on CMR diagnostic services

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

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance
Survey item Answer: n° (%) Answer: n° (%) Answer: n° (%) Answer: n° (%) Answer: n° (%)
MR scanner (field)  < 1.5 T: 0 (0%) 1.5 T: 34 (81%) 3 T: 7 (17%) No answer: 1 (2%)  
Type of coil (n° of coil elements)  < 8: 3 (7%) 8: 7 (17%) 16: 12 (29%) 32: 16 (38%) No answer: 4 (9%)
n° of CMR per week 0: 0 (0%) 1–5: 16 (38%) 6–10: 15 (36%)  > 10: 9 (21%) No answer: 2 (5%)
n° of MR-angiography per week 0: 6 (14%) 1–5: 25 (60%) 6–10:6 (14%)  > 10: 5 (12%)  
Patients scanned Outpatients only: 0 (0%) Inpatients only: 2 (5%) Outpatients + Inpatients: 40 (95%)   
Use of advances CMR techniques None: 19 (45%) Mapping Sequences: 18 (43%) Stress Perfusion: 11 (26%) 4D-Flow: 5 (12%)  
n° of radiologist doing CMR 0: 1 (2%) 1: 5 (12%) 2: 18 (43%) 3: 10 (24%)  > 3: 8 (19%)
% of radiologist doing CMR 0–24%: 38 (91%) 25–49%: 1 (2%) 50–74%: 1 (2%) 75–100%: 2 (5%)  
Senior radiologist experience  < 5 years: 6 (14%)  > 5 years: 36 (86%)    
Collaboration with cardiologist during acquisition of CMR Yes: 10 (24%) No: 31 (74%) No answer: 1 (2%)   
Who report CMR? Radiologist: 34 (81%) Radiologist + Cardiologist: 8 (19%) Cardiologist: 0 (0%)   
Are there radiology technicians dedicated to CMR? Yes: 26 (62%) No: 16 (38%)    
  1. CMR: cardiac magnetic resonance