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Table 3 Questions and answers on the training of radiology residents

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

Training of radiology resident
Survey item Answer: n° (%) Answer: n° (%) Answer: n° (%) Answer: n° (%) Answer: n° (%)
Availability of didactic lectures No: 14 (33%) CCTA: 2 (5%) CMR: 0 (0%) CCTA + CMR: 25 (60%) No answer: 1 (2%)
Didactic lectures (hours per year)  ≤ 5: 29 (69%) 6–10: 7 (17%) 11–15: 4 (10%)  > 15: 0 (0%) No answer: 2 (4%)
Case conference (hours per year)  ≤ 5: 14 (33%) 6–10: 6 (14%) 11–15: 3 (7%)  > 15: 17 (41%) No answer: 2 (5%)
Cardiac rotation Mandatory: 11 (26%) Optional: 24 (57%) Does not exist: 5 (12%) Does not exist, but possibility to do in another center: 1 (2%) No answer: 1 (3%)
Cardiac rotation (modalities) CCTA + CMR: 29 (69%) CCTA: 2 (5%) CMR. 1 (2%) Not exist: 9 (21%) No answer: 1 (3%)
% of resident dedicated to cardiac imaging 0–24%: 34 (81%) 25–49%: 4 (10%) 50–74%: 0 (0%) 75–100%: 4 (9%)  
Teaching method (regarding the reporting) Alone with correction: 26 (62%) Assisted reading: 10 (24%) Just watching report: 4 (10%) No answer: 2 (4%)  
Presence of cardiac imaging cases logbook Yes: 21 (50%) No: 21 (50%)    
  1. CCTA: coronary computed tomography angiography; CMR: cardiac magnetic resonance