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PRACTICAL THORACIC IMAGING course is designed as a comprehensive imaging
review of diseases that affect the chest, including the heart. Experienced faculty has been
selected to cover the subject material that emphasizes their approach to
solving clinically relevant problems involving the chest. Review of
traditional imaging as well as the benefits and caveats of newer imaging
techniques will be presented. Ample time for questions and discussion
will be provided. There will be practical case presentations to
encourage audience participation.
At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:
- Describe abnormalities accurately that is meaningful to the clinicians. For example, ideal locations of life support devices and defibrillators in the ICU setting.
- Offer differential diagnoses that help clinicians arrive at a diagnosis of the diseases of the chest.
- Understand the utility of conventional and advanced imaging relevant to diseases of the chest. For example, know how to apply and use when appropriate for more accurate and cost-effective diagnostic workup.
- Integrate early lung cancer screening into your clinical practice.
- Learn the tried and tested technique for fine needle aspiration for lung nodules.
- Know the current lung cancer staging criteria according to TNM Classification.
- Know the recommended follow-up for soft, solid and part solid nodules.
- Know the applicability of PET in the diagnosis of chest malignancies.
- Know the global emergence of virulent viruses such as SARS, Hantavirus, and multidrug resistant bacteria such as MRSA and LRSA.
- Understand how to utilize, and know the imaging findings of adult cardiac diseases. For example, the application of CT/MRI in coronary artery disease and TAVR.
- Understand the application of CT and MRI in breast imaging.
- Integrate information presented in the course into efforts to improve their overall imaging skills.
This program is designed for general radiologists, thoracic radiologists, pulmonologists and cardiologists and ancillary health care professionals who desire an update on recent imaging advances and the use of imaging as an aid to clinical patient management for diseases of the chest.