Contrast reaction training in US radiology residencies: a COARDRI study.
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2017 May - Jun
<p><strong>OBJECTIVE: </strong>To perform a survey-based assessment of current contrast reaction training in US diagnostic radiology residency programs.</p>
<p><strong>METHODS: </strong>An electronic survey was distributed to radiology residency program directors from 9/2015-11/2015.</p>
<p><strong>RESULTS: </strong>25.7% of programs responded. 95.7% of those who responded provide contrast reaction management training. 89.4% provide didactic lectures (occurring yearly in 71.4%). 37.8% provide hands-on simulation training (occurring yearly in 82.3%; attended by both faculty and trainees in 52.9%).</p>
<p><strong>CONCLUSION: </strong>Wide variability in contrast reaction education in US diagnostic radiology residency programs reveals an opportunity to develop and implement a national curriculum.</p>