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11 May 21. ACTATS one year on

It has been a year since the Edinburgh Imaging Academy launched the Acute CTA for Thrombectomy in Stroke (ACTATS) training tool.

Acute CTA for Thrombolysis in Stroke (ACTATS).
Acute CTA for Thrombolysis in Stroke (ACTATS).

ACTATS launched on 07 May 2020 in anticipation of Scotland’s nation-wide thrombectomy service starting up.

To date:

  • 1561 users have registered
  • 115 have completed all training components
  • Those who have completed can claim 7 CPD credits, in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Some of our user feedback includes:

  • Over 85% feel more confident assessing CTA scans for intracranial thrombosis
  • Over 90% agreed that learning objectives delivery was good or very good
  • Over 95% found the multiple choice questions (MCQs) associated with the lectures were very useful or somewhat useful

 

Background

Thrombectomy for acute stroke treatment is a service which is being rolled out worldwide, following the findings of several clinical trials. Radiology department proficiency at CT Angiography (CTA) will underpin the thrombectomy diagnostic & triage pathways.

To help meet radiology department proficiency goals, Medtronic & NHS National Services Scotland supported creation of a CTA training tool: the Acute CTA for Thrombectomy in Stroke (ACTATS) training tool.

Educational development grants, awarded to the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Imaging Academy (EIA), enabled creation of ACTATS, designed for radiologists & stroke physicians to improve their CTA evaluation & interpretation skills.

Registration is free thanks to the support of Medtronic & NHS National Services Scotland. The training tool consists of three didactic lectures, with MCQs to test learning from the didactic lectures; a series of 30 validated, plain CT & CTA stroke cases for practice; a five question feedback survey to help us improve the training tool; & a certificate of completion.

ACTATS is suitable for any radiologists or stroke physicians worldwide, who have an interest in improving their CTA evaluation & interpretation skills. We encourage anyone involved with thrombectomy & imaging to enroll & to complete the training.

 

 

 

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