Advanced Chest Imaging

Touchstone Online Course

This course covers advanced topics in thoracic imaging, a rapidly evolving subspecialty. Course content provides a focused review of advanced chest imaging topics, as well as important updates regarding thoracic disease entities and technological advancements. Topics include imaging of chronic and fibrotic lung diseases, current concepts in lung cancer staging and screening, approach to CT-guided lung biopsy, and added value of thoracic MR in evaluation of mediastinal masses.

Learn and earn credit at your own pace with unlimited access to this course through May 29, 2022. See below for learning outcomes and a list of modules and individual lectures.

This course package offers 4.25 CME and SA-CME Credits following completion of an online test.

ARRS Member price: $195
ARRS In-Training Member price: $99
Nonmember price: $499



Learning Outcomes and Lectures

After completing this course, the learner should be able to: Describe thoracic manifestations of connective tissue diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus; Develop an approach to identifying the presence of an interstitial lung disease, determine the type of chronic lung disease, and list common causes of chronic patterns on CT; Discuss how to identify an incidental thymic epithelial malignancy, apply the most appropriate imaging modality, and assign the 8th edition TNM stage classification; Outline the updated TNM staging system for lung cancer, review specific TNM descriptors and synthesize into stages, and discuss impact on patient management; Describe indications, challenges and opportunities, patient selection, procedure and techniques, and complications of CT-guided lung biopsy; Describe the utility of imaging modalities to evaluate suspected chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, list typical and subtle imaging features, and discuss advances in imaging and treatment; Review the epidemiology of lung cancer, the evolution of lung cancer screening, and the American College of Radiology Lung-RADS™ classification system; Recognize CT’s limitations in characterization of thymic lesions and discuss how MRI problem-solves by adding diagnostic specificity.

Module 1

  • Thoracic Manifestations of Connective Tissue Diseases—S. Kligerman
  • Practical Approach to Chronic Lung Disease—J. Chung
  • Imaging of Thymic Malignancies—E. Marom
  • Current Concepts in Lung Cancer Staging—B. Carter

Module 2

  • CT-Guided Lung Biopsy—J. Shepard
  • Imaging of Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolism—C. Dennie
  • Lung Cancer Screening LungRADS 101—M. Parker
  • MRI of the Thymus Value Added—J. Ackman
     

The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The ARRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and 4.25 American Board of Radiology, MOC Part II, Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.