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Current events in cardiopulmonary radiology, updates about the journal’s web site features, and links to other web sites of interest to cardiopulmonary radiologists.
Monday, June 27, 2016

he National Cancer Policy Forum sponsored Workshop on Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening​ took place June 20th and 21st. The presentation slides have been uploaded and can be accessed here​ .

Friday, June 3, 2016

The National Cancer Policy Forum sponsored Workshop on Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening will be held on June 20, 2016 - June 21, 2016 at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, DC.  Workshop details and free registration for the workshop can be found at

The live webcast of the workshop can also be viewed on the days of the workshop at The webcast and pdf of the presentations will also be archived and accessible online any time after the meeting at

Friday, June 3, 2016

The QIBA CT Coordinating Committee has released its Lung Nodule Volume Assessment and Monitoring in Low Dose CT Screening Quantification Profile (v1.0) for a 60-day Public Comment period that will end on August 1, 2016. The Public Comment Phase of the development of each QIBA Profile allows interested people to provide input on the Profiles, the scenarios and use cases they address, the technologies proposed and other details. In particular, vendors who will implement the Profiles and members of the health care community who will use the Profiles are encouraged to review and comment.

  • Instructions for review of the CT Lung Nodule Volume Assessment Profile are available on the Public Comment WIKI page at:

  • Comments can be submitted via the comment form directly to RSNA Staff (Susan Weinmann :​)

Friday, April 22, 2016

The May­ 2016 issue of JTI includes the following highlights:


  • Part 2 of a symposium devoted to Diffuse Lung Disease, including state-of-the-art review articles on imaging of "Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis" and "Morphology of the Aging Lung on Computed Tomography"
  • Original research on aortic root size by echocardiogram compared with CT, image processing techniques for nonviable tissue measurement on late gadolinium enhancement MRI, high-pitch non-gated CT in neonatal cardiac assessment, and incidental findings on transcatheter aortic valve implantation-planning CT.

Monday, April 11, 2016

The AHRQ National Webinar on Shared Decision Making Tools for Lung Cancer Screening originally scheduled for April 7 will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET. 

Confirmed speakers and topics:

  • Robert Volk, Ph.D. (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center):  Evidence-based Policy Recommendations about Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening and Introduction of an Implementation Toolkit that Meets Current Policy Requirements
  • Richard Street, Jr, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University and Baylor College of Medicine):  Practical Strategies for Implementing High Quality Shared Decision Making Processes in the Primary Care Setting


  • Monique D. Cohen, Ph.D., M.P.H. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

This activity will be accredited for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and certified health education specialists. Determination of continuing education credit through Professional Education Services Group is pending.

Register now to secure a spot for this Webinar. Select:


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Current events in cardiopulmonary radiology, updates about the journal?s web site features, and links to other web sites of interest to cardiopulmonary radiologists.