Lung Cancer Screening: A Comprehensive Guide Online Course

Presented in cooperation with the Society of Thoracic Radiology

This Online Course will provide the education and training to improve your image interpretation skills as well as insight to developing a comprehensive lung cancer screening program.

Earn credit at your own pace through November 11, 2021 and continue to access your videos until November 12, 2025. See below for detailed information and learning outcomes.

This course offers 10.5 CME and Self-Assessment Credits following completion of an online test.

ARRS Member price: FREE
ARRS In-Training Member Price: FREE
Nonmember price: $250

Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until November 12, 2025, which is ten years following the issuance date of this course. ARRS reserves the right to remove video content before the end of the ten year period. Video content that contradicts current science or misleads the viewer based on changes to accepted clinical practice may be removed on a case-by-case basis.

Learning Outcomes and Modules

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to: provide a practical step by step framework for radiologists in broad practice settings to establish and manage a lung cancer screening program; interpret the epidemiology of lung cancer; recognize the protean imaging manifestations of lung cancer; become familiar with the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial and understand their impact on the current practice of lung cancer screening; acquire expertise in the detection and characterization of pulmonary nodules; obtain imaging protocols for low does lung cancer screening; review the essentials of establishing a lung cancer screening program; and apply Lung RADS™ to reporting of low dose lung cancer screening CT studies.


  • Lung Cancer Epidemiology
  • Lung Cancer Clinical Presentation
  • Imaging Manifestations of Lung Cancer
  • Missed Lung Cancer


  • Basic Principles of Screening
  • Findings of the National Lung Screening Trial
  • Society’s Perspective on Lung Cancer Screening
  • Establishing a Lung Cancer Screening Program


  • Differential Diagnosis of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Imaging Characterization of Pulmonary Nodules
  • Follow-Up and Management of Indeterminate Lung Nodules Outside of Screening


  • Histologic Classification of Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma
  • Calcium Scoring as Part of Lung Cancer Screening
  • Eligibility Criteria for Lung Cancer Screening


  • Technique for Low-Dose CT Screening and Radiation Dose
  • Use of Low-Dose CT Outside of Screening
  • Reporting Lung Screening Results: Lung RADS


  • Engaging the Patient: An Opportunity for Direct Communication and Increased Radiologist Visibility
  • Screening the Medicare Patient
  • Future Directions in Lung Cancer Screening
  • Q&A
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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 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and 10.5 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.

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