Percepção de médicos residentes em radiologia de 4° ano sobre as melhores modalidades de imagem na investigação de neoplasias e trauma: Um estudo piloto de quatro universidades americanas

Translated title of the contribution: Graduating 4th year radiology residents' perception of optimal imaging modalities for neoplasm and trauma: A pilot study from four U.S. universities

Jorge Elias, Richard C. Semelka, Ersan Altun, N. Cem Balci, Sarah L. Thomas, Shahid M. Hussain, Diego R. Martin

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Abstract

Objective: Our purpose was to assess 4th year radiology residents' perception of the optimal imaging modality to investigate neoplasm and trauma. Materials and Methods: Twenty-seven 4th year radiology residents from four residency programs were surveyed. They were asked about the best imaging modality to evaluate the brain and spine, lungs, abdomen, and the musculoskeletal system. Imaging modalities available were MRI, CT, ultrasound, PET, and Xray. All findings were compared to the ACR appropriateness criteria. Results: MRI was chosen as the best imaging modality to evaluate brain, spine, abdominal, and musculoskeletal neoplasm in 96.3%, 100%, 70.4%, and 63% of residents, respectively. CT was chosen by 88.9% to evaluate neoplasm of the lung. Optimal imaging modality to evaluate trauma was CT for brain injuries (100%), spine (92.6%), lung (96.3%), abdomen (92.6%), and major musculoskeletal trauma (74.1%); MRI was chosen for sports injury (96.3%). There was agreement with ACR appropriateness criteria. Conclusion: Residents' perception of the best imaging modalities for neoplasm and trauma concurred with the appropriateness criteria by the ACR.

Translated title of the contributionGraduating 4th year radiology residents' perception of optimal imaging modalities for neoplasm and trauma: A pilot study from four U.S. universities
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalRadiologia Brasileira
Volume44
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Imaging modalities
  • Medical education
  • Resident education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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