An intensive interactive course for 3D echocardiography: is 'crop till you drop' an effective learning strategy?
Carly Jenkins, Mark Monaghan, Girish Shirali, Raj Guraraja, Thomas H Marwick
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) appears to show incremental benefit over two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE), but it's uptake has been slow. We tested attendees before and after an intensive interactive training course to identify its efficacy. METHODS: Attendees (n = 35, 23 cardiologists, 12 sonographers) were shown how to use 3DE review software and asked to identify the pathology of five patients (wall motion abnormality, peri-prosthetic mitral regurgitation, subaortic membrane, small ventricular septal defect, submitral stenosis) on 2D and 3D images. In the following one and a half-day interactive teaching course, brief presentations on application of 3DE for asse..View full abstract