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Successful cardiac CT certification hinges on clinical experience, not CME

Radiologists and cardiologists who meet image interpretation requirements for cardiac CT competence certification do equally well on the test, according to results of the first Cardiac CT Board Examination. Board exam results also hint that actual clinical experience counts more toward passing scores than does medical education. "There was no difference between radiologists and cardiologists as far as how they performed in the exam," said lead investigator Dr. Allen J. Taylor, director of advanced cardiac imaging at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. "It had more to do with what training they received than whether they were radiologists or cardiologists." Investigators found that the overall criteria not only worked as intended but also helped identify those candidates who performed well in the examination. They released study results at the 2009 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting in Orlando, FL.

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This article was republished with permission from CMPMedica, LLC

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