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A multi-center cardiovascular magnetic resonance network for tele-training, tele-supervision and knowledge sharing
© Muehlberg et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2015
- Published: 3 February 2015
- Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
- Knowledge Sharing
- Traditional Fellowship
- Resonance Network
- Control Capability
Training of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is an important topic in times of growing acceptance of the method for accurate diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. However, off-site trainings are becoming less acceptable with increasing cost and time pressure. Here we introduce a novel CMR network, capable of partially remote CMR training and continuous remote expert support.
Conceptual, technical and content-related characteristics of our teaching methods are introduced. 97 participants of traditional fellowship CMR teaching and the novel module-based network teaching were surveyed to assess their CMR performance.
A CMR network can be built with reasonable amount of technical and man power-related resources. It provides an efficient teaching platform with minimum off-site time for trainees. Real-time remote supervision and scan control capabilities support the decentralization of CMR expertise and enable even small and rurally located institutions to offer CMR scans at high-quality level.
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