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Table 1 ESOI questionnaire about the involvement of radiologists in oncologic multidisciplinary team meetings

From: Involvement of radiologists in oncologic multidisciplinary team meetings: an international survey by the European Society of Oncologic Imaging

Question # Question text Answer
1 What is your role in the imaging department?
2 Do radiologists in your department attend oncologic multidisciplinary teams? a) yes
b) no
2a Why do they not attend? a) they are not formally invited
b) they have a busy schedule for imaging and reporting
c) they are not interested
3 How many radiologists usually attend MTB meetings?
4 How do radiologists prepare for MTB meetings? a) they receive the list of patients including imaging studies
b) they receive only the list of patients without imaging studies
c) they do not receive the list of patients
4a In how many cases do radiologists review the imaging studies prior to MTB meetings? a) 0%
b) 10–30%
c) 30–50%
d) 50–70%
e) > 70%
f) all
g) don’t know
4b Which are the main obstacles for the review of imaging studies prior to MTB meetings? a) lack of imaging studies of outpatients
b) poor quality of imaging studies of outpatients
c) lack of time due to a busy schedule for imaging and reporting
4c Which are the available facilities to review the imaging studies during MTB meetings? a) PACS workstations with monitor
b) PACS workstations connected to a video projector
c) portable personal computer
5 Are the radiologists included in the final multidisciplinary team report? a) yes
b) no
6 When the radiologist’s opinion differs from the primary imaging report, is a supplementary report provided during MTB meetings? a) yes
b) no
7 Is the radiologists’ attendance accounted in their regular working hours? a) yes
b) no
8 Is the radiologist’s attendance addressed in the appraisal process of the department? a) yes
b) no
9 Are MTB meetings accredited with CME? a) yes
b) no
10 Can you estimate in how many cases the attendance of radiologists changes the diagnostic strategy or refines the therapeutic decisions during MTB meetings? a) < 25%
b) 25–50%
c) 50–100%
d) don’t know
11 In your opinion, what are the most important benefits of MTB meetings for radiologists? (multiple choice) a) translational research
b) information about ongoing clinical trials
c) improved knowledge of cancer treatment
d) better interaction between radiologists and referring clinicians
e) surgical and histological feedback
12 In your opinion, what are the most important deficiencies of MTB meetings for radiologists? (multiple choice) a) lack of clarity with respect to clinical query
b) absence of referring physicians
c) inadequate IT resources
d) insufficient documentation available
e) timing of MTB meetings
f) lack of time
13 Is the patient present at MTB meetings? a) yes
b) no
14 At what time of the day are MTB meetings usually held in your institution? a) morning
b) early afternoon
c) late afternoon
d) lunch time
e) different time points
15 In your opinion, are MTB meetings useful? a) mandatory
b) very useful
c) not useful