UCSF Thoracic Imaging

University of California San Francisco Clinical Update

This comprehensive review course in Thoracic Imaging covers the latest imaging methodologies and diagnostic techniques, laying special emphasis on CT and PET.
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A Comprehensive Review of Thoracic Imaging

This CME is a broad and diverse review of cross-sectional imaging of the chest. UCSF Thoracic Imaging includes case-based lectures on topics like cardiovascular imaging, pulmonary imaging, lung cancer screening, typical and atypical appearances of lung cancer, and practical applications of lung cancer staging, etc. It will help you to:

  • Recognize the typical manifestations of acute and chronic aortic syndromes
  • Understand the role of CT and PET scans in the evaluation and staging of lung malignancies
  • Describe a pragmatic approach to the assessment of lung infections
  • Illustrate the role of cross-sectional imaging in the assessment of pulmonary embolism
  • Differentiate between benign and malignant lung nodules, using CT and PET scans

Expand Your Skills

Available online, UCSF Thoracic Imaging provides a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

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

Quick Facts

Provider: University of California San Francisco

Course Director:
Michael D. Hope, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of California, San Francisco

Credits: Earn a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Cardiovascular Imaging

  • Cardiac Findings on Routine Chest CT - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Imaging of Pulmonary Hypertension - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Introduction to Coronary CTA - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Acute Aortic Syndromes - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Chest X-ray Review - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Imaging of Pulmonary Embolism - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Perioperative Aorta: What the Surgeon Wants to Know - Michael D. Hope, MD

Lung Cancer and Other Tumors

  • Mediastinal Masses: Is This Thing Benign or Not? - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Typical and Atypical Appearances of Lung Cancer - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Practical Applications of Lung Cancer Staging - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Incidentals and Artifacts on PET - David M. Naeger, MD
  • Insights into the Imaging of the Pulmonary Nodule - David M. Naeger, MD
  • Lung Cancer Screening - David M. Naeger, MD
  • PET/CT of Other Thoracic Tumors - David M. Naeger, MD
  • When PET Has Low Sensitivity - David M. Naeger, MD

Pulmonary Imaging

  • Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Diffuse Lung Disease - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Pulmonary Infections: The Key Patterns - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Update on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • HRCT Findings: Ground Glass Opacity and Consolidation - W. Richard Webb, MD
  • HRCT Findings: Mosaic Perfusion, Cysts and Emphysema - W. Richard Webb, MD
  • HRCT Findings: Patterns of Nodular Disease - W. Richard Webb, MD
  • HRCT Findings: Reticular Patterns and Approach to Fibrosis - W. Richard Webb, MD

Course Director

Michael D. Hope, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • University of California, San Francisco

UCSF Faculty

Brett M. Elicker, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Chief, Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging
  • University of California, San Francisco

Travis S. Henry, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
  • University of California, San Francisco

 

David M. Naeger, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Assistant Director, Nuclear Medicine
  • Residency Program
  • University of California, San Francisco

W. Richard Webb, MD

  • Professor Emeritus of Radiology
  • University of California, San Francisco

Faculty Disclosure

The following speaker(s) has disclosed a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with a commercial company, which might provide products or services relating to his/her presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity:

  • Travis S. Henry, MD reports Genentech, Inc., employment (spouse)

All potential conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

None of the speakers participating in this activity has indicated that their presentations include or discuss investigational or off-label uses of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

Accreditation

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The total credits are inclusive of 8.25 in CT, 0.5 in MR and 1.5 in PET/Nuc Med.

Series Release: April 16, 2017
Series Expiration: April 15, 2020 (deadline to register for credit)

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an activity post-test and evaluation, as well as payment of a $45 processing fee. CME Credit registration forms must be submitted prior to series expiration date.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will know how to:

  • Confidently interpret high-resolution CT scans of the lungs and provide focused differential diagnoses
  • Describe a practical approach to the imaging of lung infections
  • Understand typical manifestations of acute and chronic aortic diseases
  • Describe the role of cross-sectional imaging in the evaluation of pulmonary embolism
  • Discriminate benign vs. malignant lung nodules/masses on CT and PET
  • Understand the role of CT and PET in the evaluation and staging of lung cancer

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for radiologists and other medical professionals who would benefit from a greater understanding of the interpretation of thoracic images.

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