Cardiothoracic Core Curriculum

Dear Colleagues:
Welcome to the Cardiothoracic Core Lecture Series of the STR. Here you will find a series of 30 minute didactics created exclusively for the Radiology Community by some of the best teachers from the STR. Our goal was to share an introductory approach to the diverse subspecialty that could be accessed by everyone. We hope that you find this series helpful and would welcome any thought or topics to make this page even better. We would like to thank the individual speakers for contributing their talks allowing us to share them with you. Please share this invaluable resource with your students and colleagues. If you are not a member of STR, consider joining. These talks are just a sample of the great quality of teaching of our Society.
We hope you enjoy these talks and find them educational.

Sanjeev Bhalla, Chair Electronic Media Committee

Jeffrey Kanne, Chair Education Committee

Ann Leung, 2016-2017 STR President

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Thoracic Core Courses by ABR Study Guide Topics
Anatomic variant, Physiology and Signs in Radiology

The goals of this lecture are to:
Discuss radiologic signs that suggest a specific diagnosis.

The goals of this lecture are to:
Review chest radiographic anatomy.

The goals of this lecture are to:
Know and recognize the imaging features of pulmonary edema, atelectasis, and consolidation.

Central airways Diseases, Bronchiectasis and Obstructive Lung Disease
The goals of this lecture are to:
1. Define terminology and classification of small airway disease / bronchiolitis
2. Review common disease entities manifesting as bronchiolar disease
3. Describe clinical and imaging clues helpful in narrowing the differential diagnosis.
Congenital Lung Disease and Mediastinal Disease
The goals of this lecture are to:
1) Describe pulmonary vascular and parenchymal congenital anomalies commonly encountered in adults,
2) Summarize the features of hypogenetic lung syndrome,
3) Recognize the frequent coexistence of congenital lung lesions.
Diffuse Lung Disease
The goals of this lecture are to:
Describe the range of imaging findings associated with cigarette smoke exposure
The goals of this lecture are to:
Recognize the radiologic features of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias
The goals of this lecture are to:
Learn imaging features of common occupational lung diseases. Learn to differentiate sarcoidosis from silicosis or other causes of PMF. Learn to differentiate asbestosis from other causes of UIP.
Presenter Disclosure Statement: Nothing to Disclose
The goals of this lecture are to:
1) Describe pulmonary vascular and parenchymal congenital anomalies commonly encountered in adults,
2) Summarize the features of hypogenetic lung syndrome,
3) Recognize the frequent coexistence of congenital lung lesions
The goals of this lecture are to:
List imaging manifestations of pulmonary sarcoidosis based on an understanding of the underlying pathology.
Intensive Care Unit CXR
The goals of this lecture are to:
Describe the most important roles of chest radiography in the intensive care unit patient.
Diseases of Chest Wall, Pleura and Diaphragm

The goals of this lecture are to:
Describe distinguishing features of chest wall and diaphragmatic disease.


Infectious Pneumonia
The goals of this lecture are to:
Attendee will be able to better distinguish pulmonary infarction from segmental pneumonia.
The goals of this lecture are to:
Learn CT manifestations of common pulmonary infections that occur in the immunosuppressed population.
Lung Cancer and other Parenchymal Neoplasms
The goals of this lecture are to:
Better understand specific revisions to T and M classifications and stage groups, Be conversant with 8th edition TNM staging, Be able to advise colleagues on the clinical application of 8th edition TNM staging.
The goals of this lecture are to:
Establish a low dose CT screening program for early detection of lung cancer.
The goals of this lecture are to:
Understand the clinical and radiologic features that determine the likelihood of malignancy in a lung nodule.
The goals of this lecture are to:
To understand the concept of indolent lung cancers and overdiagnosis.
The goals of this lecture are to:
Learn how to apply the new Fleischner Nodule Management Guidelines, and to understand how they differ from previous recommendations.
Mediastinal Masses
The goals of this lecture are to:
The main goal of this lecture is to help the viewer develop an approach to mediastinal masses that rests on localizing the lesion within the mediastinum and using CT or MR to characterize the lesion.
Trauma
The goals of this lecture are to:
Identify chest radiograph and CT findings of injuries of patients who have sustained blunt thoracic trauma.
Pulmonary Arteries
The goals of this lecture are to:
List the CT angiographic features of acute pulmonary emboli and the diagnostic pitfalls.
Presenter Disclosure Statement: Abbott Medical - Spouse Consultant
Percutaneous and Thoracic Interventions
The goals of this lecture are to:
Illustrate patient and technical issues related to image (CT)-guided transthoracic needle biopsy (TNB).
Cardiac Core Courses by ABR Study Guide Topics
Introduction
The goals of this lecture are to:
Review the indications, techniques, normal findings, and complications associated with commonly performed cardiac procedures (surgeries and devices).
The goals of this lecture are to:
After this presentation the participant will be able to discuss the role of novel cardiac CT techniques for structural and functional assessment of coronary heart disease.
Cardiac Masses
The goals of this lecture are to:
Use CT and MR to evaluate masses and mass-like abnormalities involving the heart.
Congenital Heart Disease
The goals of this lecture are to:
To recognize the chest radiographic, CT and MRI appearances of simple shunts in adults including partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus.
Aortic Disease
The goals of this lecture are to:
To describe a variety of congenital great vessel abnormalities and their appearances on cross-sectional imaging.
The goals of this lecture are to:
To review common and unusual manifestations of Acute Aortic Syndromes.
Miscellaneous Cardiothoracic Imaging Topics
Chest Radiography Topics for Medical Students
The goals of this lecture are to:
Upon completion of this module, the attendee will be able to describe basic normal anatomy on the posteroanterior and lateral chest radiograph.
Presenter Disclosure Statement: Elucent Medical - Stockholder; Investor
Cardiothoracic Core Curriculum Courses in Other Languages
The goals of this lecture are to:
List the CT angiographic features of acute pulmonary emboli and the diagnostic pitfalls.
The goals of this lecture are to:
To understand the concept of indolent lung cancers and overdiagnosis.
The goals of this lecture are to:
Define terminology and classification of small airway disease / bronchiolitis; Review common disease entities manifesting as bronchiolar disease; Describe clinical and imaging clues helpful in narrowing the differential diagnosis.