Blueprint of the certification examination in cardiovascular computed tomography.

James K. Min, Suhny Abbara, Daniel S. Berman, Dawn M. Edgertond, Myron C. Gerson, Sandra Halliburton, Jerome L. Hines, John M. Hodgson, John R. Lesser, Lorraine Lennond, Allen J. Taylor, L. Samuel Wann, Jack A. Ziffer, Manuel D. Cerqueira

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Physician certification is critical in all areas of cardiovascular imaging to assure optimal performance and interpretation of quality studies for patient diagnosis and management. This is especially important in the field of cardiovascular computed tomography where practitioners have varied training and expertise that may not cover the full range of skills in the technical, image interpretative and clinical application of the results for patient management. The Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography was developed to test the minimal level of competence of physicians performing cardiovascular computed tomography. In this article, the process of defining the content areas, determining candidate eligibility and the process of examination development and testing will be defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of cardiovascular computed tomography
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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