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Chest Imaging

E3135. Lessons From Thoracic Oncologic Multidisciplinary Conference: What the Radiologist Needs to Know

Shroff G1,  Carter B1,  Truong M1,  Munden R2,  Chiles C.2 1. UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; 2. Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Address correspondence to G. Shroff (gshroff78@yahoo.com)

Background Information: In the oncologic setting, the multidisciplinary approach to patient care uses best practices to assist in screening, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and transition to survivor care. Comprised of physicians from radiology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology, pathology, pulmonology, and cancer prevention, the multidisciplinary team is integral in the decision making process of patient management.

Educational Goals/Teaching Points: This exhibit reviews the lessons learned from the cases presented at our thoracic multidisciplinary conference.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques: We provided a case-based review of initial lung cancer screening on CT, management and follow-up after lung cancer screening, stage IA lung cancer, EGFR/ALK/PDL1 mutation tumor with imaging before and after treatment, and synchronous primaries.

Conclusion: Radiologists plays a critical role in the evaluation of thoracic oncologic patients through the interpretation of imaging. In the oncologic setting, the multidisciplinary approach to patient care provides knowledge that helps integrate imaging findings into an optimal plan for patient care.