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Thoracic Imaging - 2015

Society of Thoracic Radiology Clinical Update

Learn from the 2015 conference of the Society of Thoracic Radiology recorded lectures and workshops.

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Prep for board exams. Earn CME credits.

This program consists of recorded lectures and study materials from the 2015 STR conference featuring internationally recognized experts in imaging of the lungs, heart, thoracic vasculature, mediastinum, and pleura. It covers best practices and new developments and is intended for cardiothoracic radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, pulmonary medicine specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons and anyone with an interest in diseases of the chest.

It will help you to better:

  • Summarize the role of imaging in the assessment of both ischemic and non-ischemic heart disease
  • Describe a multifaceted approach to the assessment of diffuse lung disease
  • Optimize the use of imaging in diagnosis and staging of lung malignancies
  • Outline approaches to radiation dose reduction in CT of the chest
  • Summarize the role of imaging in the assessment of the pulmonary arteries
  • Describe advances in imaging technology related to chest disease

Learn from experts in cardiothoracic imaging

A clinically based review, this learn-at-your-own-pace course provides up to 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Choose between online video, DVD or CD to access unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews in order to confidently incorporate the latest thinking and guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Diffuse Lung Disease

  • Personalized CT Dose in Lung Cancer Screening - H. Henry Guo, MD, PhD
  • Non-Diagnostic CT-Guided Percutaneous Lung Biopsies - Brian Haas, MD
  • The Prevalence of Small, Non-Calcified Pulmonary Nodules in Negative Lung Cancer Screens in an Urban Midwestern Healthcare System - Eric M. Hart, MD
  • Use of an "Indeterminate" Lung Cancer Screening Results Category without Volumetric Nodule Assessment to Reduce Positive Lung Cancer Screens - Eric M. Hart, MD
  • Simulation-Based Analysis of Health and Economic Outcomes of Lung Cancer Screening with CT - Emily B Tsai, MD

Diffuse Lung Disease I

  • HRCT Interpretation: How Necessary is Clinical Data? - David M. Hansell, MD
  • Smoking Related Lung Disease - An Update - Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD
  • Pulmonary Function Testing for the Chest Radiologist - Brent P. Little, MD
  • Progress in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - David A. Lynch, MB
  • Imaging Manifestations of Collagen Vascular Disease - Steven Primack, MD
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Santiago E. Rossi, MD
  • What's New in Interstitial Lung Disease: New Entities, Imaging Criteria and Treatment Options - Anna Rozenshtein, MD, MPH

Diffuse Lung Disease II

  • HRCT of Acute Lung Diseases - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Cystic Lung Disease: Not Just LAM - Stephen Hobbs, MD
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis - J. Michael Holbert, MD
  • The Many Faces of Sarcoidosis - Andetta R. Hunsaker, MD
  • Non-Resolving Consolidation - Archana Laroia, MD
  • Imaging of Pulmonary Hemorrhage Syndromes - Steven M. Montner, MD
  • Role of HRCT within the MDT Framework in the Setting of Diffuse Lung Disease - Simon Walsh, MD, MRCP, FFRRCSI

Pulmonary Infections

  • Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis - What Exactly Is It and How Do I Recognize It? - Sujal R. Desai, MBBS, MD
  • Emerging Thoracic Infections - Loren H. Ketai, MD
  • Imaging of Pulmonary Infections - How Good Are We? - Rachna Madan, MD
  • Imaging of Pulmonary Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infection - H. Page McAdams, MD
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Elizabeth H. Moore, MD

Pulmonary Arteries and Aorta

  • Pulmonary Hypertension: Beyond Diagnosis in the Era of CT and MRI - Eduardo J. Mortani Barbosa, Jr., MD
  • Reading Cases with the Experts - Andetta R. Hunsaker, MD; Rachna Madan, MD
  • Imaging of Post Op Aorta - Adam Jacobi, MD
  • Update on Acute Aortic Syndrome - Diana Litmanovich, MD
  • Emerging Techniques in Evaluation of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) - Rahul D. Renapurkar, MD
  • TEVAR - Amar B. Shah, MD

Unknown Cases

  • Case 1 - Matthew R. Bentz, MD
  • Case 2 - Marie-Helene Levesque, MD
  • Case 3 - David N. Simmons, MD
  • Case 4 - Karen C. Song, MD
  • Case 5 - Marianna Zagurovskaya, MD

Lung Nodules/Cancer

  • Lung Biopsy: Technique and Approach in Era of Molecular Pathology - Fereidoun G. Abtin, MD
  • Imaging Features of Minimally Invasive Lung Adenocarcinoma (MIA) on Thin-section Thoracic CT - Bari Dane, MD
  • Pulmonary Nodule Pitfalls: Tweaking the ROC Curve - Robert M. DeWitt, MD
  • Role of Digital Tomosynthesis and Dual Energy Subtraction Digital Radiography In Detecting Pulmonary Nodules - Mandeep Kumar Garg, MD
  • Image-Guided Thermal Ablation of Lung Lesions - Jeffrey S. Klein, MD
  • Integrated Practices Surveillance Program of Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Following Curative-Intent Lobectomy - Matthew L. Lutynski, MD
  • Pilot Study: CT Perfusion (CTP) of Pulmonary Lesions - Shaun D. Nordeck, MSRS
  • Tumor Heterogeneity Differences of Early Stage Lung Cancer on PET and CT as a Predictor of Response to Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) - Anastasia Oikonomou, MD

Lung Cancer Screening

  • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants - Gerald F. Abbott, MD
  • Scanlon Lecture: Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer: Weighing Risks and Benefits - Christine D. Berg, MD
  • Maximizing the Benefits and Minimizing the Harms of CT Screening - Ella A. Kazerooni, MD
  • Gordon Gamsu Memorial Lecture: Management of Screen-Detected Nodules: A Pulmonologist's Perspective - Gerald A. Silvestri, MD
  • Benjamin Felson Memorial Lecture: CT Screening: Role of the Thoracic Surgeon - Douglas E. Wood, MD

Mixing It Up: Miscellaneous Topics

  • ECMO in Adults: Indications, Types, and Complications - Abhishek Chaturvedi, MD
  • Incidentals of the Thyroid Gland: What To Do With Them - Richard M. Gore, MD
  • Unusual Devices Seen on Chest Radiographs - Nikhil Goyal, MD
  • Improving the Radiologic Diagnosis of UIP - James F. Gruden, MD
  • Thoracic Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case-Based Approach - Cristopher A. Meyer, MD
  • Incidentals and Artifacts in the Chest on Wholebody PET/CT - David M. Naeger, MD
  • Identification and Management of Complications of Congenital Lung Disease in the Adult - Beatrice Trotman-Dickenson, MD

Thoracic Oncology

  • Patterns of Lymphadenopathy in Common Thoracic Malignancies - Juliana Bueno, MD
  • Pleural and Chest Wall Tumors - Ritu Gill, MD, MPH
  • Fitting the NCCN Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines (Version 1.2014) to the ACR Lung-RADS Version 1.0 Assessment Categories - Eric M. Hart, MD
  • Lung Cancer Treatment: Radiologist's Emerging Role Using Thermal Ablations for Both Cure and Palliation - Terrance T. Healey, MD
  • Lung Cancer Screening in the Era of Population Management - Francine L. Jacobson, MD, MPH

Vasculature and Technology

  • Communication of Chest Radiography Results Using a Cloud-based Video Reporting System - Jason D. Balkman, MD
  • Utility of MRI for the Evaluation of Acute Pulmonary Embolism - Anthony Jedd, MD
  • Weight Based Thresholds to Reduce Radiation Dose in 64 Slice CT of the Thorax - Alexander Kessler, MD
  • Improving Quality of Computed Tomographic Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) - Kevin Kuppler, MD

Mediastinum and Pleura

  • Deciphering Thymic Lesions - Jeanne B. Ackman, MD
  • Mediastinal Abnormalities: DWI/ADC Application in Thoracic Malignancies - Bijan Bijan, MD, MBA
  • New ITMIG CT Classification of Mediastinal Compartments - Brett W. Carter, MD
  • Esophageal Disease: Looking Beyond Cancer - Susan K. Hobbs, MD, PhD
  • Imaging Pleural Diseases - Sushilkumar K. Sonavane, MD
  • Mediastinal Masses - Diane C. Strollo, MD, FACR

Hot Topics in Cardiothoracic Imaging

  • Preoperative Planning for Cardiac Surgery: How is CT Being Utilized? - Andrew J. Bierhals, MD. MPH
  • Quantitative Lung Imaging - Jonathan T. Goldin, MBChB, PhD
  • Transthoracic Needle Biopsy in the Molecular Profiling Era - Christopher Lee, MD
  • Structured Reporting for the Thoracic Radiologist - The Time Has Come - Theresa C. McLoud, MD
  • Update on TAVR - Gregory D. N. Pearson, MD, PhD
  • Incidental Findings on Chest CT: Significance and Management - Carol C. Wu, MD

Cardiothoracic Emergencies

  • Complications of Lung and Esophageal Surgery - Jeffrey B. Alpert, MD
  • Thoracic Complications in the Oncology Patient - Michelle S. Ginsberg, MD
  • Aortic Valve and Root: Emergent Postsurgical Complications - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Thoracic Imaging in War - John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD
  • Controversies in Acute Aortic Syndrome - Santiago Martinez-Jimenez, MD
  • Evaluation of Tracheobronchial Injuries - Ioannis "Johnny" Vlahos, MD

Ischemic Heart Disease

  • Evidence for Medical Management vs. Revascularization: Guidance from Cardiac MR and CT - Subha Ghosh, MBBS, MD
  • Cardiac FDG PET-CT Evaluation - H. Henry Guo, MD, PhD
  • Coronary Artery CT: Utility and New Frontiers - Narinder S. Paul, MD, FRCR
  • Cardiac CT: Beyond Coronary Artery Patency Imaging - Baskaran Sundaram, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

Cardiac Imaging

  • Cardiac Imaging - Ammar Chaudhry, MD
  • Cardiac Imaging - Hamid Rajebi, MD
  • Cardiac Imaging - James Sorenson, MB, BAO, BCh
  • Cardiac Imaging - Daniel Verdini, MD
  • Cardiac Imaging - Martin Willemink, MD, MSc

Cardiac Imaging Bootcamp/Basics

  • The Normal and Abnormal Pericardium - Sharon S. Brouha, MD
  • Step-by-Step Analysis of Cardiac Chambers on CT - Ahmed El-Sherief, MD
  • Cardiac Devices - Curtis Green, MD
  • Coronary Anatomy and Normal Variants - Isabel B. Oliva, MD
  • Delayed Enhancement Imaging - Patterns, Pitfalls, and Pathology - Prabhakar Rajiah, MD
  • Coronary Artery Anomalies - Shawn D. Teague, MD

Nonischemic Cardiac Disease

  • Tips and Tricks for Shunt Quantification - Prachi P. Agarwal, MD
  • Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies - Kristopher W. Cummings, MD
  • Hardware in the Chest - From VADs to Valves - Cristina Fuss, MD
  • Cardiac MRI Assessment of Valve Disease - A Practical Approach - Sangita Kapur, MD
  • Role of Imaging in Cardiac Electrophysiology - Friedrich D. Knollmann, MD, PhD
  • Cardiac Aneurysms, Pseudoaneurysms and Diverticula - Carlos S. Restrepo, MD

COPD and Airways

  • A Practical Step-by-Step Approach to CT of Diffuse Central Airways Diseases - Cylen Javidan-Nejad, MD
  • Mosaic Attenuation Differential Diagnosis and Methods of Differentiation - Seth J. Kligerman, MD
  • Cystic Fibrosis - Cheng Ting Lin, MD
  • Causes and Imaging Patterns Associated with Tree-in-Bud - Wallace T. Miller, Sr., MD
  • Quantitative Imaging of Asthma - Mark L. Schiebler, MD
  • Small Airways Disease - Arlene Sirajuddin, MD

Evidence-Based Imaging and Educational Topics

  • Flipped Classroom - Judith K. Amorosa, MD
  • Methodologies in Adult Education: Traditional and Novel - Jonathan H. Chung, MD
  • Perception Versus Reality: The Emperor's New Clothes - Marc V. Gosselin, MD
  • Pulmonary Embolism: Evidence for Overdiagnosis on CT - Linda B. Haramati, MD
  • Peer Review in Cardiothoracic Radiology - Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD

Program Director

Phillip M. Boiselle, MD

  • Harvard Medical School


Society Officers

Jeremy J. Erasmus, MD

  • President

Phillip M. Boiselle, MD

  • President-Elect

Thomas E. Hartman, MD

  • Treasurer


Ann N. Leung, MD

  • Secretary

Eric J. Stern, MD

  • Immediate Past President

Program Committee

Phillip M. Boiselle, MD

  • Chair

Jeanne B. Ackman, MD

Brett M. Elicker, MD

Andetta R. Hunsaker, MD

Archana Laroia, MD

Christopher Lee, MD

Brent P. Little, MD



Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD

  • Vice Chair

Rachna Madan, MD

David M. Naeger, MD

Sudhakar N.J. Pipavath, MD

Prabhakar Rajiah, MD

Arlene Sirajuddin, MD

Carol C. Wu, MD

Scientific Sessions Committee

Brett W. Carter, MD

  • Chair

Kristopher W. Cummings, MD

Sujal R. Desai, MD


Edwin F. Donnelly, MD

Terrance T. Healey, MD

Amita Sharma, MD

Baskaran Sundaram, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

Mylene T. Truong, MD



Gerald F. Abbott, MD

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Fereidoun G. Abtin, MD

  • UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital

Jeanne B. Ackman, MD

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Prachi P. Agarwal, MD

  • University of Michigan Health System

Jeffrey B. Alpert, MD

  • New York University Langone Medical Center

Judith K. Amorosa, MD

  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Eduardo J. Mortani Barbosa, Jr., MD

  • University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Matthew R. Bentz, MD

  • Oregon Health and Sciences University

Christine D. Berg, MD

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine

Andrew J. Bierhals, MD, MPH

  • Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Bijan Bijan, MD, MBA

  • University of California Davis Medical Center

Phillip M. Boiselle, MD

  • Harvard Medical School

Sharon S. Brouha, MD

  • University of California San Diego

Juliana Bueno, MD

  • University of Virginia

Brett W. Carter, MD

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Abhishek Chaturvedi, MD

  • University of Rochester Medical Center

Jonathan H. Chung, MD

  • National Jewish Health

Kristopher W. Cummings, MD

  • Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Sujal R. Desai, MBBS, MD

  • Kings College Hospital - United Kingdom

Robert M. DeWitt, MD

  • Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center

Brett M. Elicker, MD

  • University of California San Francisco

Ahmed El-Sherief, MD

  • West LA VA Medical Center/DGSOM at UCLA

Cristina Fuss, MD

  • Oregon Health and Sciences University

Subha Ghosh, MBBS, MD

  • Ohio State University Columbus

Ritu Gill, MD, MPH

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Michelle S. Ginsberg, MD

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jonathan T. Goldin, MBChB, PhD

  • David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA

Richard M. Gore, MD

  • North Shore University Health System

Marc V. Gosselin, MD

  • Oregon Health and Sciences University

Nikhil Goyal, MD

  • Staten Island University Hospital

Curtis Green, MD

  • Fletcher Allen Health Care-University of Vermont

James F. Gruden, MD

  • Mayo Clinic Arizona

H. Henry Guo, MD, PhD

  • Stanford University Hospital

David M. Hansell, MD

  • Royal Brompton Hospital-United Kingdom

Linda B. Haramati, MD

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center

Eric M. Hart, MD

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Terrance T. Healey, MD

  • Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Travis S. Henry, MD

  • Emory University School of Medicine

Stephen Hobbs, MD

  • University of Kentucky

Susan K. Hobbs, MD, PhD

  • University of Rochester Medical Center Strong Memorial Hospital

J. Michael Holbert, MD

  • Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Andetta R. Hunsaker, MD

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Adam Jacobi, MD

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Francine L. Jacobson, MD, MPH

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Cylen Javidan-Nejad, MD

  • Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD

  • University of Wisconsin Madison

Sangita Kapur, MD

  • University of Cincinnati

Ella A. Kazerooni, MD

  • University of Michigan Health System


Loren H. Ketai, MD

  • University of New Mexico

Jeffrey S. Klein, MD

  • Fletcher Allen Health Care-University of Vermont

Seth J. Kligerman, MD

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

Friedrich D. Knollman, MD, PhD

  • University of California-Davis Medical Center

Archana Laroia, MD

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Christopher Lee, MD

  • Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California

Marie-Helene Levesque, MD

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD

  • David Grant Medical Center

Cheng Ting Lin, MD

  • Johns Hopkins University

Diana Litmanovich, MD

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Brent P. Little, MD

  • Emory University School of Medicine

David A. Lynch, MB

  • National Jewish Health

Rachna Madan, MD

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Santiago Martinez-Jimenez, MD

  • University of Missouri Kansas City

H. Page McAdams, MD

  • Duke University Medical Center

Theresa C. McLoud, MD

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Cristopher A. Meyer, MD

  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Wallace T. Miller, Jr., MD

  • University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Steven M. Montner, MD

  • University of Chicago Medical Center

Elizabeth H. Moore, MD

  • University of California Davis Medical Center

David M. Naeger, MD

  • University of California San Francisco

Binh T. Nguyen, MD

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Isabel B. Oliva, MD

  • University of Arizona

Narinder S. Paul, MD, FRCR

  • University of Toronto

Gregory D. N. Pearson, MD, PhD

  • Columbia University

Steven L. Primack, MD

  • Oregon Health and Sciences University

Prabhakar Rajiah, MD

  • University Hospital Cleveland

Rahul D. Renapurkar, MD

  • Cleveland Clinic

Carlos S. Restrepo, MD

  • University of Texas Health Sciences Center

Santiago E. Rossi, MD

  • Centro de Diagnostico Dr Enrique Rossi-Argentina

Anna Rozenshtein, MD, MPH

  • Columbia University

Mark L. Schiebler, MD

  • University of Wisconsin Madison

Amar B. Shah, MD

  • New York Medical College

Gerard A. Silvestri, MD

  • Medical University of South Carolina

David N. Simmons, MD

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

Arlene Sirajuddin, MD

  • University of Arizona

Sushilkumar K. Sonavane, MD

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

Karen C. Song, MD

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Diane C. Strollo, MD, FACR

  • University of Pittsburgh

Baskaran Sundaram, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jefferson Medical College

Shawn D. Teague, MD

  • Indiana University School of Medicine

Beatrice Trotman-Dickenson, MD

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Ioannis "Johnny" Vlahos, MD

  • St. George's University Hospital - London

Simon Walsh, MD, MRCP, FFRRCSI

  • Royal Brompton Hospital-United Kingdom

Douglas E. Wood, MD

  • University of Washington Seattle

Carol C. Wu, MD

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Marianna Zagurovskaya, MD

  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center


The Society of Thoracic Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Society of Thoracic Radiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: May 15, 2015
Date Credits Expire: May 15, 2018

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation. A $50 processing fee must accompany the evaluation application.

Learning Objectives

After viewing this program, participants will be better able to:

  • List basic concepts in imaging interpretation including pitfalls, anatomic variants and frequently missed diagnoses
  • Summarize the role of imaging in the assessment of cardiac disease, including diseases of the coronary arteries and great vessels of the thorax
  • Understand the role of imaging in the screening, diagnosis, evaluation and management of patients with incidentally detected lung nodules
  • Understand the role of imaging in the diagnosis, staging evaluation and management of patients with lung cancer and other thoracic neoplasms
  • Describe the clinical and radiological evaluation and management strategies of a solitary pulmonary nodule, including the subsolid lesion
  • Describe current applications in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and positron emission tomography (PET) as they relate to the evaluation and management of thoracic diseases
  • Describe a practical and multidisciplinary approach to the assessment of diffuse lung diseases
  • Describe current issues in infectious diseases of the chest
  • Understand the current status of interventional procedures of the chest and spectrum of post treatment changes in the thorax
  • Understand basic strategies for the interpretation and management of mediastinal abnormalities
  • Understand current imaging strategies in the evaluation of pleural diseases

Intended Audience

This course is designed for cardiothoracic radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, pulmonary medicine specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons, fellows and residents with an interest in cardiothoracic imaging. Because of the prevalence of diseases of the chest in the general population, the course will also be of value to internists and family physicians.

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