AIRP® Thoracic & Cardiovascular Categorical Course

Earn up to 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
March 28 - April 3, 2024 | March 28 - April 3, 2024

Thoracic & Cardiovascular Categorical Course

The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Imaging Categorical course will be virtual with both synchronous and asynchronous lectures.

The depiction of disease processes by current imaging has advanced extensively in recent years. This exquisite identification of various abnormalities by cross-sectional imaging, particularly CT and MR, further emphasizes the need to understand the pathologic basis of disease as we are now often illustrating this correlation directly. 

The course is designed to illustrate basic concepts and radiologic-pathologic correlation in Chest Imaging in order to enhance practitioner knowledge and skills. Lack of understanding of the underlying pathology can lead to misinterpretation of radiologic images and the potential to overlook important complications such a neoplastic recurrence. Learn more about ACR AIRP categorical courses.

NOTE: The March 16 - 22, 2023 and March 28 - April 3, 2024 courses will each be held both virtually and in person.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of effective communication with Pathologists in the diagnosis of lesions.
  • Identify imaging characteristics of lesions involving the chest and cardiovascular system.
  • Illustrate how the underlying pathology of the lesion contributes to its imaging characteristics.
  • Describe those chest diseases in which radiologic imaging is key for accurate diagnosis.

CME Information

Physician Accreditation Statement:
The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation Statement:
The American College of Radiology designates this other (blend of enduring material and internet live) activity for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Please note: Schedule subject to change.

CV Introduction

Aletta Ann Frazier, MD

Pulmonary Hypertension

Rydhwana Hossain, MD

The Pneumoconioses

Rydhwana Hossain, MD

Thoracic Vasculitis: Imaging Clues and Collaborative Diagnosis

Aletta Ann Frazier, MD

Pulmonary Hypertension & Pneumoconioses, Case Review

Rydhwana Hossain, MD


Nuclear and Molecular Cardiovascular Imaging

Vasken Dilsizian, MD

Case Review: Pericardial Pathology

Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS

An Approach to Cardiac Massess

Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS

Cardiac Valvular Disease

Allison Herring, MD

Pulmonary Fibrosis: How Pathology Informs Imaging

Aletta Ann Frazier, MD

Smoking-related Lung Injury

Aletta Ann Frazier, MD

Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies

Vincent Ho, MD

Case Review: Challenging Cardiac Cases

Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS

The Great Pretenders: Unusual Thoracic Lesions

Aletta Ann Frazier, MD

Overview of Coronary Artery Aneurysms

Aletta Ann Frazier, MD


Pre-Presentation Review Assessment: Adult Congenital Lung Disease Case Reviews

Diane C. Strollo, MD

Primary Pulmonary Lymphoproliferative Disease

Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS

RadPath Spectrum of Lung Cancer

Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS

Mediastinal Masses

Seth Kligerman, MD

Tissue characterization of myocardial disease with MRI - A RadPath perspective

Jean Jeudy, MD

Spectrum of Thoracic Aortic Disease

Aletta Ann Frazier, MD

Case Review: Mediastinal Masses

Diane C. Strollo, MD

Case Review: Adult Congenital Lung Disease

Diane C. Strollo, MD

Case Review: Challenging Aortic Cases

Jay Leb, MD

Case-based Learning: Pattern Approach to Pulmonary Infections

Rosita Shah, MD

Uncommon Malignant Lung Tumors

John Lichtenberger, MD

Benign Forms of Pulmonary Neoplasia

John Lichtenberger, MD

Immune-mediated Lung Disease

Seth Kligerman, MD

The Coronary Arteries

Seth Kligerman, MD

Trends in Thoracic Radiology: EVALI

Seth Kligerman, MD

EVALI: The Pulmonologist's Perspective

Janaki Deepak, MD (GS)


Case Review: Cystic Lung Disease

Lydia Chelala, MD

The Pleura

John Lichtenberger, MD

The Chest Wall

John Lichtenberger, MD

The Large Airways

Alan Ropp, MD

Ischemic Cardiomyopathies

John Lichtenberger, MD

Section Chiefs

 Aletta A. Frazier, MD

Aletta A. Frazier, MD

Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging and Biomedical Illustrator, AIRP
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

John P. Lichtenberger III, MD

Associate Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Section, AIRP
Professor and Section Chief of Cardiac Imaging
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Dr. Anupama Brixey

Anupama Brixey, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Section of Cardiothoracic Imaging
Cardiac Imaging Chief, Portland VA Healthcare System
Joint Appointment Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University

Lydia Chelala, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Section of Cardiopulmonary Radiology, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
Janaki Deepak, MBBS, FACP

Janaki Deepak, MBBS, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Health & Treatment, University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Director, Lung Mass Clinic, Baltimore VA Medical Center

Vasken Dilsizian, MD

Vasken Dilsizian, MD

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Professor of Radiology and Medicine

Allison A. Herring, MD

Visiting Instructor, Department of Radiology at University of Maryland
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at University of Maryland
Vincent B. Ho, MD

Vincent B. Ho, MD

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Professor of Radiology and Chair, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Rydhwana Hossain, MD

Rydhwana Hossain, MD

University of Maryland Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Seth J. Kligerman, MD

Seth J. Kligerman, MD

University of California, San Diego
Associate Professor and Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Radiology

Jay S. Leb, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Director of Cardiac Imaging
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS, MD, FRCR

Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS, MD, FRCR

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging
Headshot of Alan M. Ropp

Alan M. Ropp, MD, MS, DABR

Assistant Professor, Thoracic and Body Imaging
Modality Director, Thoracic CT and MR Imaging
Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Program
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
University of Virginia Health System
Rosita M. Shah, MD

Rosita M. Shah, MD

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
Diane C. Strollo, MD, FACR

Diane C. Strollo, MD, FACR

University of Pittsburgh
Visiting Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

All AIRP categorical courses are provided in Eastern Time Zone.

A blank location means the course will be Virtual.

A location of Silver Spring, MD means the course will be held In Person.




Silver Spring, MD March 28 - April 3, 2024 Register
March 28 - April 3, 2024 Register



 2023 2024 2025
Non-member $1300 $1350
Member $1100
Member-in-Training $600
Non-Radiologist Resident $650 $700
Military Discount 50% discount off listed fees


Cancellations more than 30 days prior to the start of a one-week course will receive a refund less a $100 fee.

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