Spaced radiology: encouraging durable memory using spaced testing in pediatric radiology

Cara E. Morin, Jason Hostetter, Jean Jeudy, Wendy G. Kim, Jennifer A. McCabe, Arnold C. Merrow, Alan M. Ropp, Narendra S. Shet, Amreet S. Sidhu, Jane S. Kim

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Applied memory research in the field of cognitive and educational psychology has generated a large body of data to support the use of spacing and testing to promote long-term or durable memory. Despite the consensus of this scientific community, most learners, including radiology residents, do not utilize these tools for learning new information. We present a discussion of these parallel and synergistic learning techniques and their incorporation into a software platform, called Spaced Radiology, which we created for teaching radiology residents. Specifically, this software uses these evidence-based strategies to teach pediatric radiology through a flashcard deck system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPediatric radiology
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes



  • Internet
  • Medical education
  • Memory
  • Pediatric radiology
  • Picture archiving and communication system
  • Self-testing
  • Spaced repetition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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