News | May 18, 2015

ACR Launches Lung Cancer Screening Education Program

Online tool assists with treatment planning while offering continuing education credit

ACR, lung cancer screening, education program, CT

May 18, 2015 – The American College of Radiology (ACR) now offers a comprehensive, interactive online education program to train radiologists how to implement a safe and effective lung cancer screening program. Program users can also earn credits toward Lung Cancer Screening Center physician continuing medical education (CME) needs. 

The interactive online program prepares attendees to:

  • Determine parameters for low-dose screening chest computed tomography (CT);
  • Recognize nodule characteristics that lead to suspicion of lung cancer or benignity;
  • Implement management strategies of indeterminate nodular findings;
  • Provide a structured report for lung cancer screening;
  • Carry out patient-centered shared decision-making; and
  • Implement National Comprehensive Cancer Network screening guidelines into clinical practice.

 

“The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Education program helps providers quickly and efficiently implement a lung cancer screening program and demonstrate the quality of that screening to patients, payers and Medicare,” said Eric Stern, M.D., co-chair of the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Education program.

The program integrates with all ACR lung cancer screening materials, including:

  • The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center program, which helps ensure exams are provided safely and effectively;
  • ACR Lung-RADS, which standardizes exam reporting and management, aids lung CT interpretation and supports outcomes monitoring; and
  • ACR/Society of Thoracic Radiology lung cancer screening practice parameters, which outline exam performance.

 

Providers can meet Medicare quality reporting requirements to receive payment for lung cancer screening exams by submitting data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved American College of Radiology (ACR) Lung Cancer Screening Registry.

The college will also offer a number of lung cancer screening sessions at ACR 2015, the new ACR annual meeting, May 17–21 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. These include:

  • Lung Cancer Screening Q & A With the Experts: LungRADS, Registry and Reimbursement;
  • Lung Cancer Screening: From Science to Practice;
  • Lung Cancer Screening: CT Interpretation and Management; and
  • Lung Cancer Screening: Implementations and Economic Considerations for a Screening Program
  • Approach to Diffuse Lung Disease - Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation

 

For more information: www.acr.org

Related Content

Hospital for Special Surgery Invests in Sectra Orthopedic 3-D Planning Software
News | Orthopedic Imaging | January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that Hospital for Spec
Philips Introduces Technology Maximizer Program for Imaging Equipment Upgrades
Technology | Imaging | January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018 — Philips recently announced the launch of Technology Maximizer, a cross-modality program designed t
Fat Distribution in Women and Men Provides Clues to Heart Attack Risk
News | Women's Health | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 – It’s not the amount of fat in your body but where it is stored that may increase your risk for hea
Emergency Radiologists See Inner Toll of Opioid Use Disorders

Rates of Imaging Positivity for IV-SUDs Complications. Image courtesy of Efren J. Flores, M.D.

News | Clinical Study | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 – Emergency radiologists are seeing a high prevalence of patients with complications related to opio
Minimally Invasive Treatment Provides Relief from Back Pain

Lumbar spine MRI showing disc herniation and nerve root at baseline and one month after treatment

News | Interventional Radiology | January 11, 2018
The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back...
CT Shows Enlarged Aortas in Former Pro Football Players

3-D rendering from a cardiac CT dataset demonstrating mild dilation of the ascending aorta.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 11, 2018
Former National Football League (NFL) players are more likely to have enlarged aortas, a condition that may put them at...

Size comparison between 3-D printed prosthesis implant and a penny.

News | 3-D Printing | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 — Researchers using...
Study Compares Radiosurgery and Whole-Brain Radiation in Lung Cancer Patients With Multiple Brain Metastases
News | Radiation Therapy | January 03, 2018
Although targeted therapies have produced dramatic advances in the ability to control some types of advanced lung...
BlueCross BlueShield Companies in Eight States Issue Positive Medical Policies for HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | December 28, 2017
HeartFlow Inc. announced that Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC), which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in five...
Artificial intelligence was the number one topic in radiology in 2017.

Artificial intelligence was the number one topic of interest in radiology in 2017, based on the most popular articles and videos on ITN in 2017.

Feature | Imaging | December 28, 2017
The Imaging Technology News (ITN) website had another record year with more than 1.25 million page views in 2017.
Overlay Init