Visiting Professorship Programme Belarus
within the ESR Support Initiative

Chest Imaging
October 22, 2020; Minsk/Belarus
Course informationThis course aims to familiarise senior residents and board-certified radiologists with the essentials of imaging regarding thoracic oncology. The one-day course addresses the broad spectrum of lung cancer screening and staging, the evaluation of pleural neoplasms and mediastinal tumours. This range of topics covers the entire spectrum of the main thoracic malignancies. The course focuses on the clinical needs, technical requirements, especially for low-dose CT screening of lung cancer and appropriate application of imaging in primary diagnosis and staging of lung cancer, mesothelioma and mediastinal tumours. Even though CT is the main imaging technique for thoracic malignancies, the role of MR and PET/CT are highlighted. Also, the basic aspects of structured reporting are addressed. A unique group of European faculty members offers top quality didactic lectures combined with interactive workshops, guaranteeing a high-quality teaching programme.

Learning objectives
  • to become familiar with the acquisition and reading requirements of low dose CT for lung cancer screening, the criteria for positive screen results and the management guidelines for screen-detected nodules
  • to consolidate knowledge about the 8th edition of the TNM classification of lung cancer, and to understand the changes with the previous edition and the persisting limitations
  • to review the imaging features of malignant mesothelioma and become familiar with less common pleural malignancies
  • to learn about the current classification of mediastinal compartments and the appropriate use of CXR, CT, MRI and hybrid imaging for patients with different mediastinal neoplasms

Programme flyer including learning objectives by topic - coming soon
Thursday, October 22
08:00-08:45 Registration
Welcome and introduction
Management of lung nodules in the perspective of screening: Management of solid nodules
A. Snoeckx, Edegem/BE
Pleural neoplasms, mesothelioma and others
M.-P. Revel, Paris/FR
Prevascular mediastinal masses
A. Parkar, Bergen/NO
Coffee break
A. Snoeckx, M.-P. Revel, A. Parkar
Lunch break
Management of lung nodules in the perspective of screening: Management of subsolid nodules
A. Snoeckx, Edegem/BE
Lung cancer staging, new TNM classification
M.-P. Revel, Paris/FR
Tumours of other mediastinal compartments
A. Parkar, Bergen/NO
Coffee break
A. Snoeckx, M.-P. Revel, A. Parkar
Certificate of attendance
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