Interstitial Lung Disease on HRCT Learn to recognise the various patterns of different ILD on high-resolution CT scans

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) describes a group of diseases affecting the lung interstitium, which is the network of connective tissue fibres within the lung. These diffuse parenchymal lung disorders are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality1. While chest X-rays are the most common form of imaging investigation of the chest, they lack the required resolution and anatomic detail to interrogate the parenchyma and ILD patterns. High-resolution CT (HRCT) scans are the preferred imaging modality, providing the necessary detail to visualise and identify potential ILD.

The risk factors associated with and the underlying aetiologies of ILD are varied, with some patients having an unknown, or idiopathic cause. Although some of the appearances of ILD on HRCT can be non-specific, certain patterns can suggest particular pathologies. In combination with the patient's clinical history and other investigations, HRCT is thus key in diagnosing and managing patients suspected of ILD.

This Interstitial Lung Disease on HRCT package explores the imaging findings associated with the diverse range of ILD pathologies. It presents the appearances on imaging and discusses the pertinent anatomy to provide a solid foundation in assessing for ILD on HRCT. The real-world training cases help further develop the skills necessary in identifying abnormalities and/or the disease(s) that produce the appearances.

Examples of Interstitial Lung Diseases explained in this package include:

  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Lymphangitis carcinomatosis
  • Organizing pneumonia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Silicosis

Upon completion of the modules, reporting statistics are calculated and certificates can be downloaded or shared as evidence of your continuous professional development.

Key benefits:

  • Learn how to recognise patterns of ILD on HRCT
  • Build your foundation in interpretation and hone your skills in a safe, simulated online environment
  • Train with real-world cases
  • Earn CPD points at your own pace
  1. Antoniou KM, Margaritopoulos GA, Tomassetti S, Bonella F, Costabel U, Poletti V. Interstitial lung disease. Eur Respir Rev. 2014 Mar 1;23(131):40-54. doi: 10.1183/09059180.00009113. PMID: 24591661; PMCID: PMC9487254.

This package includes the following modules:

  • 2

    Interstitial Lung Disease on HRCT - Educational content

    Explanations and examples of fundamental patterns of ILD, supported by clear, understandable diagrams.

  • 2 20

    Interstitial Lung Disease on HRCT - Training cases

    Real-world high-resolution CT cases, demonstrating the patterns of ILD, challenging you to apply and develop your knowledge and skills.

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Package Summary

  • Interstitial Lung Disease on HRCT
  • Created 18 August, 2023
    Last updated 3 November, 2023 Aug 18
  • Module types included:

    • Educational content 1
    • Training 1
  • Training and assessment cases 20
  • CPD points available 4