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Lung Cancer ScreeningFrom Science to Practice

Learning Objectives
1. Describe acquisition parameters for low-dose screening chest CT
2. Recognize nodule characteristics that lead to suspicion of lung cancer or benignity
3. Identify management strategies for indeterminate nodular findings
4. Develop structured reporting for lung cancer screening using ACR Lung-RADS
5. Review best practices for interactions with patients
15 Credits CME

Lung cancer screening education prepares you to implement a comprehensive, multidisciplinary lung cancer screening program that applies a patient-centered approach to shared decision making, complies with best practices and helps meet requirements for ACR CT Chest Accreditation.

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Credit Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Renewal Date: June 31, 2021

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: The ACR Disclosure Policy: In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for disclosure and review of potential conflicts of interest, and a method for resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve these values and ensure its educational activities are independent and free of commercial bias, all individuals, including planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators, participating in an ACR educational activity, or an activity jointly provided by the ACR must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

The following planners, managers and reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose: Jeffrey Kanne, MD; Beverlee Carlisle; Alexis LaCount; Christina Cinelli, MD

The following faculty have no financial relationships to disclose: Geoff Rubin, MD, FACR; Brett Carter, MD; Sushilkumar Sonavane, MD, MBBS; Sudhakar Pipavath, MD; Archana Laroia, MD; Ella Kazerooni, MD, FACR; Rachna Madan, MD, MBBS; Phillip M. Boiselle, MD; Eric Stern, MD; Brent P. Little, MD; Prabhakar Rajiah, MD; Isabel Oliva Cortopassi, MD; Jared D. Christensen, MD, MBA

The following faculty members (speakers, etc.) reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Shawn D. Teague MD, FACR – Speaker Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim


Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD

Editor-in-Chief ACR Lung Cancer Screening Education

Professor and Chief of Thoracic Imaging

Vice Chair of Quality and Safety

Department of Radiology

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Planning Committee

Geoff Rubin, MD, FACR

Co-Chair, ACR Lung Cancer Screening Education Planning Committee

George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Research; Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering

Duke University School of Medicine

Eric J. Stern, MD

Co-Chair, ACR Lung Cancer Screening Education Planning Committee

Professor of Radiology; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Medical Education and Bioinformatics, and Global Health

University of Washington School of Medicine

Phillip M. Boiselle, MD

Dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Florida Atlantic University

Ella Kazerooni, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology & Internal Medicine

University of Michigan Medical School

Shawn Teague, MD, FACR

Associate Professor of Radiology & Internal Medicine

National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

Contributing Authors

Brett W. Carter, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Thoracic Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Imaging

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Archana Laroia, MD

Clinical Associate of Professor, Radiology

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Jared D. Christensen, MD, MBA

Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Radiology

Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program

Duke University

Brent P. Little, MD

Assistant Professor; Harvard Medical School/Thoracic Radiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Radiology Mayo Clinic, FL

Rachna Madan, MD, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Associate Staff Radiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Thoracic Imaging

Isabel Oliva Cortopassi, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Chief, Thoracic Imaging section

Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Yale School of Medicine

Sudhakar Pipavath, MD

Professor of Radiology and Cardiothoracic Imaging, Director of Pulmonary Imaging

University of Washington School of Medicine

Prabhakar Rajiah, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Associate Director of Cardiac CT and MRI

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Sushilkumar Sonavane, MD, MBBS

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Radiology

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Accreditation Statement: The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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