Innovation

The School will establish subgroups to take forward innovation in Radiology training.

Current areas for development include:

High Fidelity Simulation

Real life scenarios extracted from incident reporting will be recreated on physiological mannequins (Sim Men, Meti sumulators) in simulator centres. Physiological variables are manipulated remotely, and the Sim Men can speak and allow interventions including arterial cannulation. Sessions are recorded for later analysis. The scenarios will reproduce CT and Interventional suites, with two Radiology Registrars, a Radiographer and Radiology Nurse forming the team, and the faculty will include experts on human factors training, radiologist and anaesthetic expertise, as well as technical experts in simulation.

The scenarios will include contrast reactions, cardiorespiratory crises, and in due course interventional screening based on games technology.

Volunteers to create the scenarios and participate in the sessions are invited, and Simulation centres such as those at the Universities of Cambridge and Hertfordshire and Norfolk and Norwich will be invited to participate.

Extension of e-learning

This will build on the existing eLD facility developed by the Royal College of Radiologists.

Masters Level Training in Educational Supervision in Radiology

Programmes will be commissioned to 30 credits level for existing University providers, with programmes adapted for the specific need of Radiology trainers

Interventional Subgroup

This will take forward the technical simulator in interventional vascular procedures championed by the Radiology Academy so extend its scope in conjunction with the manufacturers and University departments of engineering, physics and mathematics. The group will also work with the emerging interventional networks to coordinate interventional training.

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