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Thoracic Imaging 2001
April 4 - 8, 2001

Boca Raton Resort & Club

Meeting Brochure

Course Description
The course is designed for radiologists and other physicians with an interest in chest and cardiac imaging. Thoracic Imaging 2001 is the 19th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the Society of Thoracic Radiology. This 5-day meeting will feature internationally recognized experts in thoracic imaging and related clinical disciplines and will include the following:

Dedicated Symposia on:
Infiltrative Lung Disease Airways Disease
The Diagnosis of Lung Cancer Infectious Lung Disease
Cardiac Ischemia and the Role of Imaging Technical Issues in Imaging
Digital Image Display and Transfer Teaching and Electronic Presentation
Functional Chest Imaging

Scientific sessions and poster presentations. An Expert Film Panel that provides the “expert’s” approach to the differential diagnosis of unknown cases.
Small-group workshops (13) by experts in pediatric and adult chest imaging.
 
Course Objectives:

At the completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:
Describe a multifaceted approach to the assessment of diffuse lung disease.
Summarize the current controversies related to the diagnosis of lung cancer, and review the appearance of neoplastic, infectious, and traumatic processes in the chest.
Summarize the emerging role of functional imaging in the chest.
Summarize the role of imaging in the assessment of ischemic heart disease and pulmonary vascular disease.
Describe the current state of digital imaging, with emphasis on picture archiving and communica-tion systems (PACS), digital image manipulation, and distance learning.
Describe advanced techniques in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, nuclear medicine, and positron emission tomography (PET) as they relate to chest disease.

Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsor-ship of the Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Thoracic Radiology. The Radiological Society of North America is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Radiological Society of North America designates this Continuing Medical Education activity for a maximum of 39.25 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Target Audience
This meeting is designed for general diagnostic radiologists, chest radiologists, cardiac radiologists, pulmonologists, internists, family physicians, thoracic surgeons, and chest-oriented residents and fellows.

Course Abstracts
Introduction
Wednesday, April 4, 2001
  - Cases of the Day
- Scanlon Symposium: Assessment of Diffuse Lung Disease—Part I
- Scanlon Symposium: Assessment of Diffuse Lung Disease—Part II
- The Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
- Other Neoplastic Processes in the Chest
Thursday, April 5, 2001 
  - Cases of the Day
- New Horizons: Functional Imaging in the Chest
- STR NASCI Cardiovascular Symposium: Ischemia and Imaging
- Cardiovascular Symposium (continued): The Heart and Associated Blood Vessels
- Benjamin Felson Memorial Lecture
Friday, April 6, 2001
  - Cases of the Day
- Airways
- Image Storage, Transfer, and Manipulation
- Infections
- Modality Updates
- Unknown Case Session
Saturday, April 7, 2001 
  - Cases of the Day
- Scientific Sessions
- ICU and Other Topics
- Teaching and Learning Workshop
Sunday, March 8, 2001
  - Cases of the Day
- Workshops -- Track 1
- Workshops -- Track 2

Scientific Posters

Clinical Utility of Radiofrequency Ablation in the Thorax: Initial Clinical Experience in a Large Series of Patients Damian E. Dupuy, MD, Gerald F. Abbott, MD, M. B. Maneiro, William W. Mayo-Smith, MD

Evaluation of Complex Congenital Heart Disease with Multislice CT
Robert C. Gilkeson, Jr, MD, Peter B. Sachs, MD, L. Ciancibello,
K. Zahka, K. Applegate, S. Berlin

Helical CT for the Evaluation of Suspected Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnostic Pitfalls
Michael B. Gotway, MD, S. K. Dawn, Philip A. Araoz, MD, Gautham P. Reddy, MD, W. Richard Webb, MD

Radiographic Manifestations of Thoracic Aspergillus Infection
Michael B. Gotway, MD, S. K. Dawn, Elaine M. Caoili, MD, Philip A. Araoz, MD, Gautham P. Reddy, MD, W. Richard Webb, MD

Image-guided Percutaneous Thoracic Drainage Procedures
W. N. Holmes, BA, Jeffrey S. Klein, MD

The Many Faces of Pulmonary TB in HIV-Positive Patients
Daniel Saurborn, MD, Joel E. Fishman, MD, PhD,
Phillip M. Boiselle, MD

Nuclear Medicine Features of Thoracic Malignancies:
A Pictorial Review with Scintigraphic-Radiographic Correlation
Ryan J. Zucker, MD, Y. C. Bradley, U. A. Salman

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