Residents attending the four-week course must submit a case report demonstrating radiologic-pathologic correlation. Ideally, this case report will encourage multidisciplinary interaction with your surgical and pathology colleagues.
Your submissions are also vital to maintaining the AIRP case archive . The diversity of high-quality cases in the archive allows for continued study of disease processes with pathologic correlation and provides teaching material to emphasize radiologic-pathologic correlation for current and future attendees. It is through your efforts that we can continue AIRP educational excellence.
We understand that completing the case submission can be difficult, especially during a pandemic, and we are available to help. Please reach out to individual section chiefs for assistance. Please note, it is possible to buy a waiver in those rare cases that a case submission cannot be completed; please contact AIRPregistrations@acr.org for additional information.
Please review the case and slide submission instructions below and our FAQ page before beginning your case submission. Be sure as well to review the instructions by organ system below prior to selecting a case for submission. Cases are due 30 days prior to the course start date.
Course Start Date
Case Submission Deadline
|February 7, 2022 (virtual)||January 10, 2022|
|March 14, 2022 (virtual)||February 14, 2022|
|July 25, 2022 (virtual)||June 27, 2022|
|September 12, 2022 (in-person)
||August 15, 2022|
|October 17, 2022 (in-person)||September 19, 2022|
|February 6, 2023 (in-person)||January 9, 2023|
|March 13, 2023 (in-person)||February 13, 2023|
The case summary describes the clinical characteristics, imaging features, pathology findings, treatment and ;prognosis, along with representative radiology and pathology images from your patient. A case with an excellent summary may be selected for an online publication with AIRP.
Representative images is the most critical component to a successful case summary. Please include all appropriate imaging modalities in your submission. Imaging planes should match gross images to best appreciate radiologic-pathologic correlation. Images must be anonymized, cropped and free of PHI components.
For all representative images:
For gross and histologic pathology images:
For radiologic representative images:
References must come from either peer-reviewed journals or from textbooks. Reference websites only if they are registries for the diagnosis (e.g., Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Registry). Use AMA style for reference citations.
This video walks you through completion of the case summary:
Cardiovascular cases require histologic or culture proof. Gross anatomic images are also helpful, if available. Exceptions must be cleared by Dr. Frazier (see below). Complete anatomic and functional imaging evaluations (CXR, CT, PET CT, MRI, echocardiography, angiography) should be provided as appropriate. Any well-correlated case will be accepted. However, the following subject areas are of particular interest:
Faculty contact: Dr. Aletta A. Frazier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All cases require histologic or culture proof. No cases will be accepted without gross pathology unless previously cleared by Dr. Manning (see below). The best correlation with pathologic material is provided by working with your pathologist and sectioning specimens in similar planes to imaging. Please upload the complete imaging studies, not just the selected images. We are especially interested in the following cases:
Please do not submit cases of ordinary appendicitis; however, we are interested in unusual cases of appendicitis associated with tumors, parasites or other uncommon entities.
Retroperitoneal cases are considered genitourinary.
Faculty contact: Dr. Maria Manning (email@example.com)
All GU cases require histologic or culture proof. No cases will be accepted without gross pathology unless previously cleared by Dr. Marko (see below). Any well-correlated case will be accepted. We are especially interested in the following cases:
• Prostate tumors (gross pathology not required for most cases, please email for approval)
• Urachal abnormalities
• Cervical and endometrial carcinoma (gross pathology often not required, please email for approval)
Faculty contact: Dr. Jamie Marko (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Breast imaging cases using multiple imaging modalities are particularly valuable. Gross photographs are required. The provision of a quality gross photograph of the resected specimen greatly adds to the teaching value of the case.
Exceptions to the gross photograph requirement are made for rare diagnoses or presentations, but only with advance permission. Email Dr. Harvey for permission before submission.
Faculty contact: Dr. Jennifer A. Harvey Jennifer_Harvey@URMC.Rochester.edu
The ideal case provides direct imaging correlation between gross and histologic features and the imaging appearance. For this reason, we require gross and histology images. The best correlation with imaging is obtained with planning for intraoperative photographs and sectioned gross specimens (working with your surgeons and pathology colleagues at the time of treatment and diagnosis) in planes that complement imaging. If the lesion is only biopsied or curetted for definitive treatment, then histology alone is acceptable.
All cases should be accompanied by radiographs whenever possible. CT studies should have both bone and soft tissue windows. MR images should include some type of T1- and T2-weighted sequences. Pre- and post-contrast MR images should also be included, if available. Sonography should include Doppler evaluation, if possible.
If you submit a second case for the musculoskeletal section, the following criteria apply (in the order of preference):
If you have questions or concerns about the acceptability of your musculoskeletal case, contact Dr. Murphey.
Faculty contact: Dr. Mark Murphey (email@example.com)
All neuroradiology cases must have gross pathology, no exceptions. Gross image waiver requests will not be honored.
Please submit lesions involving the vertebral bodies under musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve sheath tumors under the organ system in which they are located.
We would greatly appreciate gross brain sections (or autopsy photographs) of both common and unusual conditions. Films submitted should portray the full extent of the lesion.
Faculty contact: Dr. Kelly Koeller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All chest cases require acceptance of histologic or culture proof. Exceptions must be cleared by Dr. Frazier (see below). Cases should be accompanied by chest radiographs whenever possible. CT cases should have both mediastinal and lung windows. Any well-correlated case will be accepted. However, the following subject areas are of particular interest:
For virtual courses, all cases must be accompanied by a histologic slide, which can be submitted in one of two ways.
If you cannot provide us with a slide submission, have your program director send an explanation by email to email@example.com.
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