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Lung Cancer Screening: From Science to Practice

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
1. Determine parameters for low-dose screening chest CT;
2. Implement a successful lung cancer screening program utilizing best practices;
3. Recognize nodule characteristics that lead to suspicion of lung cancer or benignity;
4. Implement management strategies of indeterminate nodular findings;
5. Provide a structured report for lung cancer screening.
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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Activity Information

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.

Statement of Competency: This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACCME competencies: interpersonal & communication skills, professionalism, medical knowledge, and patient care.

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

Planning Committee:

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

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 Boiselle, MD, Associate Dean of Academic and Clinical Affairs; Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Ella Kazerooni, MD, FACR, Professor, Thoracic Radiology, Cardiovascular Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School

Shawn Teague, MD, FACR, Associate Professor of Radiology, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

Contributing Authors:

Brett W. Carter, MD, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Archana Laroia, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Jared D. Christensen, MD, Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Radiology; Director, Duke Lung Cancer Screening Program; Assistant Professor of Radiology, Duke University School of Medicine

Brent P. Little, MD, Assistant Professor, Emory School of Medicine

Rachna Madan, MD, MBBS, Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Staff Radiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Isabel Oliva Cortopassi, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Chief, Thoracic Imaging Section Associate Program Director, Yale School of Medicine

Sudhakar Pipavath, MD, Associate Professor, Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Prabhajar Rajiah, MD, Co-Director, Cardiovascular CT and MRI; Assistant Professor, Radiology University Hospital Cleveland Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve, University School of Medicine

Sushilkumar Sonavane, MD, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Radiology, Assistant Professor, Cardiopulmonary Section, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Disclosure Statement: The following faculty have disclosed relevant financial interests. All conflicts of interest have been resolved:

Brett Carter, MD, Consultant: St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Archana Laroia, MD, Independent Contractor: VIDA Diagnostics; Siemens (Breast imaging)

Prabhajar Rajiah, MD, Speaker: Philips Healthcare

Geoff Rubin, MD, Consultant: Fovia, Inc.; GE Healthcare; Stock Holder: HeartFlow

Staff: ACR staff have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships related to this educational activity.


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