Imaging and management of pulmonary disease is challenging and, at times, difficult. This educational activity is designed to provide a platform for discussion regarding approaches to improve the diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases such as interstitial lung diseases and infection diseases with special focus on the use of chest radiology. It is an interactive conference that involves radiologists, pulmonary and critical care physicians and other specialists who care for patients with thoracic diseases. These are case-based presentations, discussions followed by review of pertinent medical literature. When appropriate, a lung pathologist is invited as well.
Allied Health Care Professionals
- Develop skills in interpretation of chest radiology studies, including but not limited to chest radiographs, CT scan, PET scan, and VQ scan.
- Correlate clinical symptoms and course of patient’s disease with chest radiologic findings.
- Gain evidence-based knowledge on the radiologic presentation, diagnosis and management of the cases presented through a problem-focused review of pertinent medical literature.
- Update the radiologists on the information required for various disease work ups and provide follow ups for cases they have evaluated.
- Provide interaction and consultation on difficult clinical cases being evaluated currently.
- Interstitial lung disease presents many diagnostic difficulties for the radiologist, pulmonologist and pathology. Studes have shown that joint conferences lead to better patient diagnosis.
Course Director: Dhiraj Baruah, MD
Presenter: Rose Franco, MD
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ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.