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Table 1 Self - reported professional details of participants. Missing data were not provided by participants

From: Factors influencing the detection of treatable epileptogenic lesions on MRI. A randomized prospective study

MRI reader specialty Neurology Epileptology Radiology Neuroradiology total
Number of participants 48 22 20 21 111
Time since graduation from medical school < 5 y 12 (25%) 3 (15%) 2 (10%) 17 (15%)
5–10 y 13 (27%) 4 (18%) 4 (20%) 4 (19%) 25 (23%)
> 10 y 18 (38%) 17 (77%) 11 (55%) 13 (62%) 59 (53%)
range, median 1–31, 9 y 6–34, 19 y 1.5–34, 14 y 2–35, 15 y  
missing 5 (10%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 2 (10%) 10 (9%)
Experience with creating a focus hypothesis in epilepsy (years) none 10 (21%) 17 (85%) 13 (62%) 40 (36%)
< 5 y 19 (40%) 3 (14%) 3 (14%) 25 (23%)
5–10 y 10 (21%) 10 (46%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 25 (23%)
> 10 y 8 (17%) 9 (41%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 20 (18%)
range, median 0–25, 2 y 2–30, 10 y 0–20, 0 y 0–15, 0 y  
nissing 1 (2%) 1 (1%)
Frequency of reading MRI in people with epilepsy never 11 (23%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 2 (10%) 16 (14%)
yearly 13 (27%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 5 (24%) 26 (23%)
monthly 16 (33%) 6 (27%) 8 (40%) 6 (29%) 36 (32%)
weekly 5 (10%) 8 (36%) 3 (15%) 3 (14%) 19 (17%)
daily 2 (4%) 6 (27%) 5 (24%) 13 (12%)
missing 1 (2%) 1 (1%)
Experience with maximum MR field strength 1 Tesla 2 (4.2%) 2 (1.8%)
1.5 Tesla 27 (56%) 7 (35%) 3 (14%) 37 (33%)
3 Tesla 18 (38%) 22 (100%) 13 (65%) 18 (86%) 71 (64%)
missing 1 (2%) 1 (1%)
Training in epilepsy MRI yes 12 (25%) 10 (46%) 4 (20%) 7 (33%) 33 (30%)
no 35 (73%) 12 (55%) 16 (80%) 14 (67%) 77 (69%)
missing 1 (2%) 1 (1%)