AIRP® Thoracic & Cardiovascular Categorical Course

Earn 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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 courses will each be held both in person and via live-stream.

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 live and enduring material) activity for a maximum of 27 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.

Spectrum of Thoracic Aortic Disease Aletta Ann Frazier, MD
Case Review: Challenging Aortic Cases Jay Leb, MD
Ischemic Cardiomyopathies John Lichtenberger, MD
Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathies Vincent Ho, MD
Nodules and the Secondary Pulmonary Nodule: Location! Location! Location! Anu Brixey, MD
Pulmonary Fibrosis: How Pathology Informs Imaging Aletta Ann Frazier, MD
Case Review: Interstitial Lung Diseases Anu Brixey, MD 
Nuclear and Molecular Cardiovascular Imaging Vasken Dilsizian, MD
The Great Pretenders: Unusual Thoracic Lesions Aletta Ann Frazier, MD
Pericardial Rad-Path, Case Review Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS
Thoracic Vasculitis: Imaging Clues and Collaborative Diagnosis Aletta Ann Frazier, MD
An Approach to Cardiac Masses Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS
Challenging Cardiac Cases, Case Review Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS
Cardiac Valvular Disease Allison Herring, MD
Case Seminar: Challenges in Lung Cancer Screening Allison Herring, MD
Cystic Lung Disease, Case Review Lydia Chelala, MD
Case Seminar: Connective-Tissue Disease and ILD Lydia Chelala, MD
Coronary Artery Anatomy and Anomalies Seth Kligerman, MD
Smoking-related Lung Injury Aletta Ann Frazier, MD
The Chest Wall John Lichtenberger, MD
 The Pleura John Lichtenberger, MD
Benign Forms of Pulmonary Neoplasia  John Lichtenberger, MD
The Large Airways Alan Ropp, MD 
Mediastinal Masses, Part 1 Seth Kligerman, MD
Mediastinal Masses, Part 2 Seth Kligerman, MD
Immune-mediated Lung Disease Seth Kligerman, MD
Case-based Learning: Pattern Approach to Pulmonary Infections Rosita Shah, MD
The Many Faces of Bronchiectasis Aletta Ann Frazier, MD
Assessment: Adult Congenital Lung Disease, Case Reviews - Pre-Presentation Review (PPR)  Diane C. Strollo, MD
Rad-Path Spectrum of Lung Cancer Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS
Pulmonary Hypertension Rydhwana Hossain, MD
Primary Pulmonary Lymphoproliferative Disease Mini V. Pakkal, MBBS
The Pneumoconioses Rydhwana Hossain, MD
Challenging Case Review: Pulmonary Hypertension & Pneumoconioses Rydhwana Hossain, MD
Case Review: Mediastinal Masses Diane Strollo, MD
Case Review: Adult Congenital Lung Disease Diane Strollo, 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

John P. Lichtenberger III, MD

Associate Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Section, AIRP
Professor and Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging
Vice Chair for Education
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
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

Kavitha Yaddanapudi, MD

Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging Division
Associate Professor, Medical Imaging (Clinical Scholar Track)
Program Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship
Medical Imaging Discipline Director

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.



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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