What's New in 10 Years? A Revised Cardiothoracic Curriculum for Diagnostic Radiology Residency with Goals and Objectives Related to General Competencies

Elsie T. Nguyen, Jeanne B. Ackman, Prabhakar Rajiah, Brent Little, Carol Wu, Juliana M. Bueno, Mathew D. Gilman, Jared D. Christensen, Rachna Madan, Archana T. Laroia, Christopher Lee, Jeffrey P. Kanne, Jannette Collins

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This is a cardiothoracic curriculum document for radiology residents meant to serve not only as a study guide for radiology residents but also as a teaching and curriculum reference for radiology educators and radiology residency program directors. This document represents a revision of a cardiothoracic radiology resident curriculum that was published 10 years ago in Academic Radiology. The sections that have been significantly revised, expanded, or added are (1) lung cancer screening, (2) lung cancer genomic profiling, (3) lung adenocarcinoma revised nomenclature, (4) lung biopsy technique, (5) nonvascular thoracic magnetic resonance, (6) updates to the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, (7) cardiac computed tomography updates, (8) cardiac magnetic resonance updates, and (9) new and emerging techniques in cardiothoracic imaging. This curriculum was written and endorsed by the Education Committee of the Society of Thoracic Radiology. This curriculum operates in conjunction with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones project that serves as a framework for semiannual evaluation of resident physicians as they progress through their training in an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship programs. This cardiothoracic curriculum document is meant to serve not only as a more detailed guide for radiology trainees, educators, and program directors but also complementary to and guided by the ACGME milestones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)911-918
Number of pages8
JournalAcademic Radiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2016



  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • American Board of Radiology (ABR)
  • cardiothoracic
  • curriculum
  • examination
  • radiology residency
  • study guide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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