ACR debuts CT lung cancer screening education program
By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
May 15, 2015 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched a comprehensive online education program to train radiologists in implementing a CT lung cancer screening program.
The program, which will emphasize the development of safe and effective screening programs, enables radiologists to earn credits toward continuing medical education (CME), ACR said.
The interactive program provides instruction on the following:
Determining parameters for low-dose screening CT
Recognizing characteristics of suspicious nodules
Implementing management strategies for nodular findings
Providing structured reporting for screening
Carrying out the shared decision-making process with patients
Implementing National Comprehensive Cancer Network screening guidelines into routine practice
The program guides the process of quickly and efficiently implementing a lung cancer screening program, and it helps providers demonstrate the quality of the program to patients, payors, and Medicare, ACR said.