Chest Imaging

Monday, October 17, 2016 – Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts

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Overview

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 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.

Offered By

Course Director
Andetta R. Hunsaker, MD

Co-Director
Jo-Anne Shepard, MD

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