UCSF Thoracic Imaging Update
Course Outline and Faculty
Three half-day morning sessions Sunday thru Tuesday.
Lecture topics include: HRCT, ILD, UIP, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Nodules, Acute Aorta, Lung Cancer Screening, Mediastinal Masses, Pleura, Incidentalomas, Small Airways Disease, Cystic Lung Disease, Bronchiectasis.
This course off ers a comprehensive review of cardiothoracic imaging
covering the pulmonary, vascular and cardiac systems. The content is
designed to serve as a review and update for all radiologists who interpret
cardiothoracic imaging studies. The diverse uses of CT will be the major
focus, and will include PET, MRI and radiography correlations.
The course will feature concise, shorter lectures to allow for a greater
cross-section of cardiothoracic topics and up-to-date information. Recent
updates of established clinical guidelines will be emphasized, including
lung cancer screening, management of pulmonary nodules, and a review of
high-resolution CT of the lung in the context of updated diagnostic criteria
for interstitial pneumonias.
Other lectures will provide general reviews of cardiothoracic topics with a
focus on synthesis of cardiac and pulmonary fi ndings in patients presenting
with acute symptoms (i.e. pulmonary embolism, acute aortic syndromes,
cardiac disease) and post-operative patients. A practical approach will be
stressed in all lectures, so as to be useful to radiologists from all types of
At the completion of this course, the attendee should be able to:
1. Interpret high-resolution CT scans of the lungs and provide focused
diff erential diagnoses;
2. Describe a practical approach to the imaging of lung infections;
3. Recognize typical manifestations of acute and chronic aortic diseases;
4. Describe the role of cross-sectional imaging in the evaluation of
5. Diff erentiate benign vs. malignant lung nodules/masses on CT and PET;
6. Implement the use of CT and PET in the evaluation and staging of lung
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