The overall goal of this course is to provide the learner with the knowledge of how to treat patients using lung ablation including which type of thermal ablation, which patients to treat, what modality to use, more advanced and novel techniques plus the skills to safely start a lung ablation practice.
This course is intended for interventional radiologists, in-training radiologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with special interest in lung ablation.
The lectures within this course were originally presented at the SIR 2017, 2018 and 2019 annual meetings in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX.
The following components are included in this course:
Results of lung ablation - William Moore, MD, New York University of Medicine
Emerging lung ablation techniques: transbronchial lung ablation - Paul F. Laeseke, MD, University of Wisconsin
Lung ablation practice - Robert Suh, MD, UCLA Medical Center
Lung ablation: patient and device selection - Robert Suh, MD, UCLA Medical Center
Lung ablation: the basics to advanced - Bradley Pua, MD, FSIR, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical College
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On completion of this course, an attendee should be able to:
- Identify patients that might benefit from pulmonary ablation or one type of ablation over another
- Name techniques for building a pulmonary ablation practice
- Explain technical details for performing ablation of pulmonary lesions.
William Moore, MD, New York University of Medicine
Paul F. Laeseke, MD, University of Wisconsin
Robert Suh, MD, UCLA Medical Center
Bradley Pua, MD, FSIR, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical College
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide medical education for physicians.
SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program will be approved for a maximum of 1.25 self-assessment CME credits (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME offered within this enduring material meet the ABR’s criteria for a self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.