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Chest Imaging – Harvard Medical School
October 17, 2016 - October 19, 2016$825
The rapidly expanding subspecialty of thoracic radiology makes it difficult for physicians to stay current. This three-day chest course will include symposia dedicated to the multi-disciplinary assessment and management of lung cancer, lung cancer screening, approach to HRCT and interstitial lung diseases and acute cardiothoracic imaging. New modalities including PET-CT, MRI, dual energy CT and dose reduction strategies will be presented.
Chest radiology is no longer a field where chest x-rays are the sole modality of imaging. The specialty is now much more comprehensive and includes computed tomography, PET-CT, MRI, and interventional procedures. Interventional work includes obtaining adequate tissue for molecular work up in the growing field of molecular targets for lung cancer. The radiologist’s role is expanding significantly in these areas and there is increasing the need to understand the role of other specialties in optimizing patient management and outcome. The recent guidelines on lung cancer screening will increase demand and utilization of thoracic CT.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the updated classification and staging algorithm of lung cancer
- Collaborate more effectively with other physicians in lung cancer diagnosis and management and evaluation of interstitial lung diseases
- Assess current thinking on isolated subsegmental pulmonary embolism
- Apply new imaging parameters on scanners in order to dramatically reduce radiation dose in all patients
- Recommend appropriate studies for evaluation of pulmonary embolism in pregnant patients
This course is targeted to Radiologists. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Critical Care and Trauma, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Oncology and Hematology, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgery and Primary Care Physicians.