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Use of a multidisciplinary team approach to the diagnosis and care of patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) has been shown to improve treatment and outcomes. However, patients with IPF continue to suffer unacceptable delays in diagnosis and initiation of optimal treatments. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is recommended for all patients suspected to have idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs), as it can allow for a confident determination of disease without an invasive, and often risky, lung biopsy. Radiologists are essential for early diagnosis of IPF and improved patient outcomes since clinicians rely on their accurate interpretation of HRCT scans.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Images: Interpreting HRCT and Identifying the UIP Pattern is designed to help radiologists become familiar with the distinguishing features of IPF in an HRCT scan and differentiate IPF from other lung conditions.
Welcome and Introductions
Clinical Features of IPF and Place of HRCT in Diagnostic Accuracy
Multidisciplinary Approach to IPF Diagnosis
Conclusions and Final Q&A Session
This activity is intended for radiologists involved in the diagnosis of lung diseases.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Recognize IPF-specific patterns and differentiate usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) categories (definite, possible, and inconsistent) in HRCT images, distinguishing IPF from other pulmonary conditions
- Identify barriers to effective communication with referring physicians and initiate strategies to enhance the quality of the communication to gather relevant histories, discuss analyses of HRCTs, and ensure accurate diagnoses
Jonathan H. Chung, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology
The University of Chicago Medicine
Jonathan H. Chung, MD has expertise in interstitial lung disease, occupational lung disease, nontuberculous mycobacterial pneumonia, and diseases of the large and small airways.
Through his research, Dr. Chung is studying how imaging can play a more significant role in patients with chronic lung diseases, specifically, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, occupational lung disease, and nontuberculous mycobacterial pneumonia. Dr. Chung is also studying the use of pulmonary MRIs to detect and follow lung diseases. He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed articles that have been published in scientific journals and co-authored 5 book chapters and 3 books that focus on chest diagnostics.
In addition to his clinical work and research efforts, Dr. Chung also dedicates himself to educating medical students, residents, and fellows, performing numerous one-on-one teaching sessions and mentoring younger physicians. His devotion to education has been recognized several times, including when he received the Radiological Society of North America Honored Educator Award in 2013.
Mary M. Salvatore MD, MBA
Assistant Professor Thoracic Radiology
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
Mary M. Salvatore MD, MBA is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. She specializes in thoracic radiology with a specific focus in interstitial lung diseases and patterns of fibrosis on CT. She is a passionate teacher and has spoken throughout the country on the early and correct diagnosis of IPF. Dr. Salvatore and colleagues created and maintain a pulmonary fibrosis registry, which has currently enrolled nearly 300 patients. She has initiated a daily journal club in order to provide continuing education for herself and other clinicians and patients on the topic of lung fibrosis by summarizing all recent articles and disseminating them by email. She also started a support group at Mount Sinai for pulmonary fibrosis patients and their families. Dr. Salvatore is actively involved in research, retrospectively reviewing well-established CTs of UIP and looking at earlier exams to determine earliest CT manifestations of disease. She has written many book chapters and is currently writing a text on CT interpretation for non-radiologists. Her ultimate goal is to affect as many people in a positive way as possible through education and a positive attitude.
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