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Radiologia Brasileira

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OLIVEIRA, Aparecido Ferreira de; LEDERMAN, Henrique Manoel  and  BATISTA, Nildo Alves. The learning about imaging diagnosis technology. Radiol Bras [online]. 2014, vol.47, n.1, pp.18-22. ISSN 1678-7099.


To investigate the learning about management of the technology (efficient use, acquisition and maintenance of imaging diagnosis equipment) in the radiology residency program of Escola Paulista de Medicina - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, with a view to improving the education of radiologists.

Materials and Methods

Exploratory research where residents, faculty staff and tutors of the program were quantitative and qualitatively approached with Likert scale questionnaires (46), and deepening with recorded interviews (18) and categorization based upon meaning units (thematic analysis).


Among the participants, 66% agreed that they had the opportunity of learning about the use of radiological equipment; for 61% the program should include knowledge on the importance of acquiring equipment; and 72% emphasized the lack of learning about equipment management and maintenance.


As the major moment in the education of specialists, the medical residency program provides residents with a favorable environment to the learning of the skills required to the future of their professional practice, but with limited emphasis on the management of the technology: efficient use, acquisition and mainly maintenance of equipment, still poorly explored. Both the investigated program and the medical residency in radiology should incorporate, whenever possible, the commitment with the training in supplementary skills related to equipment management, developing the competence of the future radiologists.

Keywords : Medical education; Medical residency; Health management; Radiologic technology; Radiology; Imaging diagnosis.

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