Benchmarking lumbar puncture fluoroscopy time during fellowship training

H. Yang, K. Schaffer, L. Liu, M. Mahesh, D. M. Yousem

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Abstract

We sought to establish a guide for identifying fellowship competency in performing fluoroscopically guided lumbar punctures. With a linear mixed-effects model, we compared the fluoroscopy time between the first and last 3 months of neuroradiology training. During 7 years, 55 fellows performed 1142 and 861 lumbar punctures in the first and last quarters of training. A target fluoroscopy time of 0.26 minutes, the upper 95% confidence interval, can serve as a fellowship benchmark for successfully achieving competence in fluoroscopically guided lumbar punctures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)656-658
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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