Learning curve of C-arm cone-beam computed tomography virtual navigation-guided percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy

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Objective: To evaluate the learning curve for C-arm cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) virtual navigation-guided percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy (PTNB) and to determine the amount of experience needed to develop appropriate skills for this procedure using cumulative summation (CUSUM). Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 2042 CBCT virtual navigation-guided PTNBs performed by 7 novice operators between March 2011 and December 2014. Learning curves for CBCT virtual navigation-guided PTNB with respect to its diagnostic performance and the occurrence of biopsy-related pneumothorax were analyzed using standard and risk-adjusted CUSUM (RA-CUSUM). Acceptable failure rates were determined as 0.06 for diagnostic failure and 0.25 for PTNB-related pneumothorax. Results: Standard CUSUM indicated that 6 of the 7 operators achieved an acceptable diagnostic failure rate after a median of 105 PTNB procedures (95% confidence interval [CI], 14–240), and 6 of the operators achieved acceptable pneumothorax occurrence rate after a median of 79 PTNB procedures (95% CI, 27–155). RA-CUSUM showed that 93 (95% CI, 39–142) and 80 (95% CI, 38–127) PTNB procedures were required to achieve acceptable diagnostic performance and pneumothorax occurrence, respectively. Conclusion: The novice operators’ skills in performing CBCT virtual navigation-guided PTNBs improved with increasing experience over a wide range of learning periods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)844-853
Number of pages10
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2019

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Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Learning Curve
Needle Biopsy
Pneumothorax
Confidence Intervals
Learning
Biopsy

Keywords

  • Cone-beam CT
  • Learning curve
  • Lung
  • Percutaneous needle biopsy

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