Oncologic Imaging - Optimizing Patient Care

Oncologic Imaging:  Optimizing Patient Care   CME / CPD 

Full Course:  18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD(EXPIRES 2/14/19)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Radiologists, Physicians, Subspecialist Physicians

Series 1 (RADONC) Topics Include: CT Screening for Lung Cancer, State of the Art and Emerging Techniques, Head & Neck Cancer, Thoracic, GI and other Abdominal Malignancies, and more.

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Current State-of-the-Art and Emerging Techniques

MRI State-of-the-Art and Emerging Applications; CT State-of-the-Art and Emerging Applications; US State-of-the Art and Emerging Applications
SPECT/CT and PET/CT State-of-the Art and Emerging Applications; and Tomosynthesis: Technique, Current and Emerging Applications

Head and Neck Cancers

Evaluation of Sinonasal and Skullbase Neoplasia; The Role of Ultrasound in Detecting Thyroid Cancer; and Imaging of Laryngeal Cancer

CT Screening for Lung Cancer 1

CT Screening for Lung Cancer: Rationale and Evidence Base; Establishing a Successful Lung Cancer Screening Program; Screening CT: Optimizing Scan Techniques and Reporting; and ACR LungRADS: Structured Nodule Reporting and Management System

CT Screening for Lung Cancer 2

Risk/Benefit & Over-diagnosis in Lung Cancer Screening; Patient Conversations: Shared Decision Making and Counseling; Future Directions in the Screening of Lung Cancer; and Case Presentations and Panel Discussion

Clinical Updates and Imaging Correlates

Medical Oncology: Update on Immune-modulating Therapeutics and Imaging Correlates; AJCC Staging, Standard of Care Therapy, Breast and Gynecologic Malignancies; and Imaging of Gynecologic Cancers: Focus on Treatment Planning

Thoracic Malignancies

Ultrasound in Breast Imaging; Indications for MR Imaging of the Breast; and Lung Cancer Staging, Standard of Care and Imaging Strategies

GI Malignancies

Esophageal & Gastric Cancer: AJCC Update and Standard of Care; Fluorscopy After Oncologic GI Surgery; and CT Colonography, Techniques, Interpretations and Reimbursement

Other Abdominal Malignancies

Liver Imaging for Primary and Metastic Disease (MR); Liver Directed Therapy: Treatment Options, Technical Aspects and Work-up; Prostate Cancer: Initial Imaging Work-up and Imaging in the Face of Rising PSA; Prostate Cancer Treatment Options and Toxicities; Renal Masses and Cancers: Imaging Work-up, Biopsies and Surgical Approache

Neuroendocrine Tumors

Neuroendocrine Tumors: Work-up, Symptoms and Palliative Options; Neuroendocrine Tumors: Chemotherapeutic Options and Imaging Implications; and Radiopharmaceutical Imaging and Therapy of Neuroendocrine Tumors

More GI Malignancies

Lymphoma Imaging, Treatments and Follow-up; Image-guided Adaptive Therapy in Lymphoma; Melanoma: Review of Staging and Treatment Options; Melanoma: Patterns of Recurrence and Toxicity in the Era of Immune-modulating Therapy; and Musculoskeletal Malignancies: Imaging Patterns, Treatments and Pitfalls

Course Objective

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Explain the current state-of-the-art capabilities of MRI, CT, ultrasound,  PET/CT, SPECT/CT and tomosynthesis
2. Restate the current standards of care for staging and treatment of various cancers including the expected outcomes of therapy and their associated  imaging findings
3. Describe techniques for image-guided biopsies including at the skull base,  thyroid and renal
4. Evaluate the appropriateness of imaging screening, particularly in high-risk  individuals for breast or lung cancer
5. List current radiotherapeutic options, such as liver-directed microsphere  therapy, and the role of cross-sectional imaging
6. Describe the potential imaging fi ndings in novel therapeutics such as immunemodulating therapy for malignant melanoma
7. Discuss the current staging, work up, treatments and patterns of failure  in a wide range of malignancies


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Global Education Group and Meetings By Mail. Global Education Group is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This enduring material includes 8.75 hours CT, 6.5 hours MR, 2 hours ultrasound and 3.5 hours PET (some presentations count toward both modalities).
Release Date: 2/15/16
CME Expiration: 2/14/19

Additional Information

Experts in Nuclear Medicine, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Radiation and Interventional Oncology present this comprehensive review of Oncologic Imaging. Best practices and clinical correlates will be discussed, with two detailed sessions dedicated to CT screening for lung cancer. Credits for this program can be applied toward your Self Assessment CME Requirements for ABR Maintenance of Certification. 


  • Excellent quality course by PENN faculty. I would be interested in a larger choice of diagnostic radiology courses in the future.

    John P., MD, Florida
  • Very happy with the flexibility of this course. Will do again. Hopefully more topics will be available in the future.

    Nina S., MD, Ontario, Canada