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UCSF Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

University of California San Francisco, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

UCSF Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging is a broad and diverse review of cross-sectional imaging of the chest, covering the pulmonary, vascular and cardiac systems. The comprehensive content is useful as a review of thoracic imaging, as well as a guide for radiologists hoping to expand their practice into new areas.
CE RELEASE May 16, 2015
CE EXPIRE May 15, 2018
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Program Information

UCSF Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging features a majority of focused, shorter lectures to allow for a greater cross-section of thoracic topics and relevant information. Updates of established clinical applications are reviewed, as well as newer, cutting-edge technologies such as cardiac CT. A practical approach to these emerging technologies is stressed.

Intended Audience

UCSF Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging is intended for radiologists from all types of clinical practice.

Topics & Speakers

Cardiac and Vascular Imaging

  • Acute Aortic Syndromes - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Essential Coronary CTA Findings - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Perioperative Aorta: What the Surgeon Wants to Know - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Pulmonary Embolism: Update and Controversies - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Challenging Cardiac Cases from the Reading Room - Karen G. Ordovas, MD
  • Critical Cardiac Findings by CT - Karen G. Ordovas, MD
  • The Latest on Pulmonary Hypertension Imaging - Karen G. Ordovas, MD

Thoracic Oncology

  • A Comprehensive Approach to Lung Cancer Cases - David M. Naeger, MD
  • Everything You Need to Assess a Pulmonary Nodule - David M. Naeger, MD
  • The Cancer Formerly Known as BAC - David M. Naeger, MD
  • Typical & Atypical Appearances of Lung Cancer - David M. Naeger, MD
  • A Quick Review of Mediastinal Tumors - Karen G. Ordovas, MD
  • Cardiac and Pericardial Tumors in 20 Minutes - Karen G. Ordovas, MD
  • Slam-Dunk Appearances in Pulmonary Infections - Karen G. Ordovas, MD
  • Update on Lung Cancer Screening - Karen G. Ordovas, MD

Diffuse Lung Disease

  • HRCT: A Multidisciplinary Approach - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Imaging of Acute Lung Diseases - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Test Your Knowledge: Interactive Quiz on Diffuse Lung Disease - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Update of Diffuse Lung Diseases - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • HRCT: Key Findings and What We Have Learned in the Past 20 Years - Part 1 - W. Richard Webb, MD
  • HRCT: Key Findings and What We Have Learned in the Past 20 Years - Part 2 - W. Richard Webb, MD



UCSF Course Co-Directors

David M. Naeger, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Associate Director, Nuclear Medicine Residency Program
Karen G. Ordovás, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Director, Cardiac Imaging

UCSF Faculty

Brett M. Elicker, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Chief, Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging
Michael D. Hope, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

W. Richard Webb, MD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Confidently interpret high-resolution CT scans of the lungs and provide focused differential diagnoses
  • Describe a practical approach to the imaging of lung infections and pleural diseases
  • Understand typical manifestations of acute and chronic aortic diseases
  • Describe the role of cross-sectional imaging in the evaluation of acquired heart diseases
  • Discriminate benign vs. malignant lung nodules/masses on CT and PET
  • Understand the role of CT and PET in the evaluation and staging of lung cancer


Accreditation Statement

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The total credits are inclusive of 10.0 in CT and 1.0 in MR.

Series Released: May 16, 2015
Series Expires: May 15, 2018 (deadline to register for credit)

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of a multiple-choice self-test and evaluation (included with the series), as well as an additional $45 processing fee. CME Credit registration forms must be submitted prior to series expiration date, certificates will be dated upon receipt and cannot be dated retroactively.