Table 4

Requirements for Level 2 and Level 3 Clinical Competence in CCT

Level 2Level 3
Initial Experience
  • NON-CONTRAST REQUIREMENTS

  • Board certification or eligibility, valid medical license, and completion of 4 weeks of training (to include coursework, scientific meetings, and courses/on-line training)

  • AND 150 non-contrast CCT examinations (for at least 50 of these cases, the candidate must be physically present, and be involved in interpretation of the case)

  • AND completion of 20 h of courses/lectures related to CT in general and/or CCT in particular

  • FULL CCT REQUIREMENTS

  • Board certification or eligibility, valid medical license, and completion of 8 weeks (cumulative) of training in CCT

  • AND 150 contrast CCT examinations. For at least 50 of these cases, the candidate must be physically present, and be involved in the acquisition and interpretation of the case

  • AND evaluation of 50 non-contrast studies

  • AND completion of 20 h/lectures related to CT in general and/or CCT in particular

  • Board certification or eligibility, valid medical license, and completion of 6 months (cumulative) of training in CCT,

  • AND 300 contrast CCT examinations. For at least 100 of these cases, the candidate must be physically present, and be involved in the acquisition and interpretation of the case

  • AND evaluation of 100 non-contrast studies

  • AND completion of 40 h of courses/lectures related to CT in general and/or CCT in particular

Continuing Experience50 non-contrast CCT exams conducted and interpreted per year50 contrast CCT exams conducted and interpreted per year100 contrast CCT exams conducted and interpreted per year
Continuing Education20 h Category I every 36 months of CCT40 h Category I every 36 months of CCT