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Practical Thoracic Imaging 2019

  • Location Scottsdale, AZ
  • Date Feb 27 - Mar 2 2019
  • Price $695 – $950*
  • Credits 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

PRACTICAL THORACIC IMAGING course is designed as a comprehensive imaging review of diseases that affect the chest. Experienced faculty has been selected to cover the subject material that emphasizes their approach to solving clinically relevant problems involving the chest.  Review of traditional imaging as well as the benefits and caveats of newer imaging techniques will be presented. Ample time for questions and discussion will be provided.  There will be practical case presentations to encourage audience participation.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe abnormalities accurately that is meaningful to the clinicians. For example, ideal locations of life support devices and defibrillators in the ICU setting.
  • Offer differential diagnoses that help clinicians arrive at a diagnosis of the diseases of the chest.
  • Understand the utility of conventional and advanced imaging relevant to diseases of the chest. For example, know how to apply and use when appropriate for more accurate and cost-effective diagnostic workup.
  • Integrate early lung cancer screening into your clinical practice.
  • Learn the tried and tested technique for fine needle aspiration for lung nodules.
  • Know the current lung cancer staging criteria according to TNM Classification.
  • Know the recommended follow-up for soft, solid and part solid nodules.
  • Know the applicability of PET in the diagnosis of chest malignancies.
  • Know the global emergence of virulent viruses such as SARS, Hantavirus, and multidrug resistant bacteria such as MRSA and LRSA.
  • Understand how to utilize, and know the imaging findings of adult cardiac diseases.  For example, the application of CT/MRI in coronary artery disease and TAVR.
  • Understand the application of CT and MRI in breast imaging.
  • Integrate information presented in the course into efforts to improve their overall imaging skills.

Target Audience

This program is designed for general radiologists, thoracic radiologists, pulmonologists and cardiologists and ancillary health care professionals who desire an update on recent imaging advances and the use of imaging as an aid to clinical patient management for diseases of the chest.



The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Wednesday, February 27

7:00 – 7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 -8:10AMIntensive Care Radiology – From Basics to Recent Innovations – Mini Pandit, MD, MBA
8:10-8:50 AMRu-82 Cardiac PET Imaging and VQ imaging – Susan Passalaqua, MD
8:50 -9:30 AMFactors Affecting Lung Disease – From Pneumonic to Logic – Mini Pandit, MD, MBA
9:30-10 AMQ/A and break
10:00 – 10:40 AMPattern Recognition of Lung disease on CT, HRCT and VHRCT – Mini Pandit, MD, MBA
10:40 – 11:20 AMMRI of ischemic cardiomyopathy – Matt Cham, MD
11:20 – 12:00 PMPulmonary Infections – Normal Host – Mini Pandit, MD, MBA
12:00 - 12:30 PMMRI of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy - Matt Cham, MD
12:30 - 1:00 PM Case of the day – Dane Van Tassel, MD
1:00 PMAdjourn

Thursday, February 28

7:00 -7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 8:00 AM Case of the day - Dane Van Tassel, MD
8:00- 8:40 AMCardiac MR and CT – Imaging techniques and protocol planning – Dianna Bardo MD
8:40-9:20 AMCT of coronary arteries – atherosclerosis – Matt, Cham, MD
9:20-10:00 AMCongenital coronary artery anomalies – Dianna Bardo, MD
10:00 - 10:30 AMQ/A and Break
10:30 – 11:10 AMCTA for TAVR and TMVR planning – Matt Cham, MD
11:10 – 11:50 AMAdult congenital heart diseases- all grown up and still needing a pediatric cardiac surgeon – Dianna Bardo, MD
11:50 – 12:30 PMMRI of cardiac masses – Matt Cham, MD

Friday, March 01

7:00 - 7:30 AMContinental Breakfast
7:30 – 8:00 AM Case of the day – Kevin Wong, DO
8:00- 8:40 AM Low dose lung cancer screening – Claudia Henschke, MD, PhD
8:40-9:20 AM PET CT in Chest – Bronchogenic Carcinoma - Susan Passalaqua, MD
9:20 AM – 10:00 AM Solid, part solid and non-solid nodules - Claudia Henschke, MD, PhD
10:00 - 10:30 AMQ/A and break
10:30 – 11:10 AM PET /CT in Lymphoma - Susan Passalaqua, MD
11:10 AM – 11:50 AMLung cancer staging – new TNM classification - Claudia Henschke, MD, PhD
11:50 – 12:30 PMBreast imaging – CT/MR - Mary Salvatore, MD
12:30 PMAdjourn

Saturday, March 02

7:00 -7:30 AMContinental Breakfast
7:30 – 8:00 AM Case of the day – Kevin Wong, DO
8:00- 8:40 AMGallium 68 Dotatate imaging in bronchial carcinoid - Susan Passalaqua, MD
8:40-9:20 AMRole of Imaging in management of stage-1 lung cancer - Claudia Henschke, MD, PhD
9:20–10:00 AMSmall and large airways disease - Mary Salvatore, MD
10:00 - 10:30 AM Q/A and break
10:30 – 11:10 AMChronic interstitial lung disease – part 1: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – Mary Salvatore, MD
11:10 – 11:50 AMQuantitative assessment of lung disease, David Yankelevitz, MD
11:50 – 12:30 PMChronic Interstitial lung disease – part 2 – Mary Salvatore, MD
12:30 - 1:00 PMFine needle aspiration of lung nodules – David Yankelevitz, MD
1:00 PMAdjourn


Program Director

Mini Pandit, MD, MBA

Director of Minimaging - International Teleradiology
Senior Consultant for The Radiology Group

Phoenix AZ


Program Co-Director

Claudia I. Henschke, PhD, MD

Professor of Radiology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Dianna M. E. Bardo, MD

Director of Body MR
Co-Director of the 3D Innovation Lab
Professor of Child Health and Radiology – University of Arizona
Associate Professor of Radiology – Mayo Clinic
Pediatric Radiologist
Cardiac Radiologist

Phoenix Children's Hospital


Matthew Cham, MD

Professor of Radiology

University of Washington Medical Center


Claudia I. Henschke, PhD, MD

Professor of Radiology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Susan Passalaqua, MD

Vice Chair of Radiology

Banner Gateway Medical Center

Director of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Banner M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Banner Gateway Medical Center

Adjunct Associate Professor of Radiology

UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix


Mary Salvatore MD, MBA

Associate Professor Radiology

Columbia University Medical Center


Dane Van Tassel, MD

Section Chief of Pediatric Imaging

Department of Radiology-Maricopa Integrated Health

Pediatric Radiologist

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology

University of Arizona COM-Phoenix
Creighton University COM-Phoenix


Kevin Wong, DO

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Medical Imaging Department


David F. Yankelevitz, MD

Professor of Radiology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


If you have any trouble registering for this event, please contact our support by calling 205-467-0290 Ext 101. If there is no immediate response please email us at info@iicme.net.


Registration Type Regular Rate
Residents, Fellows, Retired, Military$850.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$750.00

A letter of verification from the Department Chairman must accompany the application of anyone wishing to qualify for the reduced rate. Enrollment will be confirmed on the basis of registration fee. We do not process registration without payment. We cannot guarantee course materials on site for a registration received after 01/27/2019.

Limited offer of free livestreaming to trainees with proof from program director.  Please send e-mail addresses of trainees to drpandit@cox.net


Sign-in will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 AM in the Ballroom Foyer .

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Cancellations received in writing by January 26, 2019, will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.


You will receive registration confirmation via regular mail from the International Institute of Continuing Medical Education, Inc. approximately two weeks after your registration is received. Sorry, we are unable to confirm your registration by fax or email.

A Special Note To The Disabled

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. wish to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please indicate so on your registration form.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for commercial support of CME activities. All faculty participants in IICME programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure forms are included in the course syllabus and are available at the registration desk for participating review. In addition, faculty disclosure will be made at the beginning of each lecture.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., as sponsors of this meeting, claim no responsibility for the acts of any supplier to this meeting nor for the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event. The total amount of liability during the meeting will be limited to a refund of the attendance fee. Purchase non-refundable airline tickets at your own risk.