Table 3

Requirements for CCT Study Performance and Interpretation to Achieve Level 1, 2, and 3 Clinical Competence

Cumulative Duration of TrainingMinimum Number of Mentored Examinations PerformedMinimum Number of Mentored Examinations Interpreted
Level 14 weeks50
Level 2—non-contrast4 weeks50150
Level 2—contrast8 weeks50150
Level 36 months100300
  • This represents cumulative time spent interpreting, performing, and learning about CCT, and need not be a consecutive block of time, but at least 50% of the time should represent supervised laboratory experience. In-lab training time is defined as a minimum of 35 h/week.

  • The case load recommendations may include studies from an established teaching file, previous CCT cases, journals and/or textbooks, or electronic/on-line courses/CME.