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CME

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Images: Interpreting HRCT and Identifying the UIP Pattern

  • Authors: Jonathan H. Chung, MD; Mary M. Salvatore, MD, MBA
  • CME Released: 12/21/2016
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 12/21/2017
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for radiologists involved in the diagnosis of lung diseases.

Use of a multidisciplinary team approach to the diagnosis and care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been shown to improve treatment and outcomes. However, patients with IPF continue to suffer unacceptable delays in diagnosis and initiation of optimal treatments. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is recommended for all patients suspected to have idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, as it can allow for a confident determination of disease without an invasive, and often risky, lung biopsy. Radiologists are essential for early diagnosis of IPF and improved patient outcomes since clinicians rely on their accurate interpretation of HRCT scans.

"Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Images: Interpreting HRCT and Identifying the UIP Pattern" is designed to help radiologists become familiar with the distinguishing features of IPF in an HRCT scan and differentiate IPF from other lung conditions.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize IPF-specific patterns and differentiate usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) categories (definite, possible, and inconsistent) in HRCT images, distinguishing IPF from other pulmonary conditions
  2. Identify barriers to effective communication with referring physicians and initiate strategies to enhance the quality of the communication to gather relevant histories, discuss analyses of HRCTs, and ensure accurate diagnoses


Disclosures

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

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FACULTY

Jonathan H. Chung, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology, Associate Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Disclosure: Jonathan H. Chung, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: ACI Clinical; Boehringer Ingelheim; Genentech, Inc.; Veracyte
Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Elsevier

Mary M. Salvatore, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Thoracic Radiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

Disclosure: Mary M. Salvatore, MD, MBA, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Boehringer Ingelheim; Genentech, Inc.

The following planners and managers, Jeanelle Spencer, PhD; Blair St. Amand; Jay Katz, CHCP; and Lindsay Scott, PT, DPT, ATC, report that they have nothing to disclose.



Accreditation Statements

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  • Jointly provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this enduring material 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.

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CME

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Images: Interpreting HRCT and Identifying the UIP Pattern

Authors: Jonathan H. Chung, MD; Mary M. Salvatore, MD, MBAFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME Released: 12/21/2016

Valid for credit through: 12/21/2017

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