This course is based on the recommended curriculum for Radiology residents of the Society of Thoracic Radiology. The focus is on normal anatomic structures as seen on routine chest CT scans in axial, sagittal and coronal planes. Normal images are supplemented with explanatory images and with select abnormal images to facilitate distinction between expected and unexpected appearance of structures. Abnormal examples also provide a clinical context for an appreciation of the importance of these structures in patient care. Part 1 focuses on basic structures. Part 2 deals with more detailed cardiovascular structures and more advanced topics. Images used are from routine chest CT scans, not specialized gated cardiac studies. For maximum learning, try to identify ALL labeled structures, not just the one asked about in each question.
This course is UNDER DEVELOPMENT! Please send comments regarding any techinical problems or errors you encounter.
If you would like to just view the movies that are in the course, you can find them on my website:
Society of Thoracic Radiology curriculum in chest imaging for Radiology Residents, which can be downloaded as a PDF file at the following URL:
This course does a beautiful job embedding quicktime videos of CT scans into the questions. It is very educational!
This course has AMAZING CT video footage of thoracic anatomy that is helpful for me as an emergency medicine resident. I highly recommend this course if you look at CT scans, whether or not you are in radiology. Dr. Shaffer, please make an abdominal CT course, in particular, with focus on the appendix :-) Thank you for your work!
exellent course, some problem with the answers option.