Contrast-enhanced cadaver-specific computed tomography in gross anatomy teaching

Contrast-enhanced cadaver-specific computed tomography in gross anatomy teaching Objectives To establish contrast-enhanced (CE) cadaver-specific post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) in first-year gross anatomy teaching and quantitatively evaluate its learning benefit. Methods 132 first-year medical students were included in this IRB-approved study and randomly assigned to an intervention group (n=59) provided with continuous access to CE and non-enhanced (NE) cadaver-specific PMCT-scans during the first- semester gross anatomy course, and a control group (n=73) that had only NE cadaver-specific PMCT data available. Four multiple-choice tests were carried out (15 questions each) subsequent to completion of the corresponding anatomy module: Head and neck anatomy, extremities, thorax, and abdomen. Median test results were compared in each module between the groups using the Wilcoxon rank-sum test. Additionally, participants of the intervention group answered a 15-item feedback- questionnaire. Results The intervention group achieved significantly higher test scores in head and neck anatomy (median=12.0, IQR=10.0– 13.0) versus the control group (median=10.5, IQR=9.0–12.0) (p<0.01). There were no significant differences in the comparison of other modules. CEPMCT was highly appreciated by undergraduate medical students. Conclusions The incorporation of contrast-enhanced cadaver-specific PMCT-scans in gross anatomy teaching was proven to be feasible in the framework of the medical curriculum and significantly improved the students’ learning performance in head and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Radiology Springer Journals

Contrast-enhanced cadaver-specific computed tomography in gross anatomy teaching

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by European Society of Radiology
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Imaging / Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology; Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Ultrasound; Internal Medicine
ISSN
0938-7994
eISSN
1432-1084
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00330-017-5271-4
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Abstract

Objectives To establish contrast-enhanced (CE) cadaver-specific post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) in first-year gross anatomy teaching and quantitatively evaluate its learning benefit. Methods 132 first-year medical students were included in this IRB-approved study and randomly assigned to an intervention group (n=59) provided with continuous access to CE and non-enhanced (NE) cadaver-specific PMCT-scans during the first- semester gross anatomy course, and a control group (n=73) that had only NE cadaver-specific PMCT data available. Four multiple-choice tests were carried out (15 questions each) subsequent to completion of the corresponding anatomy module: Head and neck anatomy, extremities, thorax, and abdomen. Median test results were compared in each module between the groups using the Wilcoxon rank-sum test. Additionally, participants of the intervention group answered a 15-item feedback- questionnaire. Results The intervention group achieved significantly higher test scores in head and neck anatomy (median=12.0, IQR=10.0– 13.0) versus the control group (median=10.5, IQR=9.0–12.0) (p<0.01). There were no significant differences in the comparison of other modules. CEPMCT was highly appreciated by undergraduate medical students. Conclusions The incorporation of contrast-enhanced cadaver-specific PMCT-scans in gross anatomy teaching was proven to be feasible in the framework of the medical curriculum and significantly improved the students’ learning performance in head and

Journal

European RadiologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 30, 2018

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