Refresher Courses: Chest

Diagnostic precision in fibrotic lung disorders: lumpers and splitters

5 min
Chairperson's introduction
15 min
Do we still need a diagnosis in fibrotic interstitial lung disease (ILD)?
1. To understand how to appropriately correlate disease behaviour and predict the prognosis based on the different fibrotic ILDs diagnoses.
2. To understand the efficacy and safety of different treatment approaches tailored to the different fibrotic ILDs diagnoses.
3. To define progressive fibrotic ILDs and choose the best treatment option for this lumped group of fibrotic ILDs with similar disease behaviour.
15 min
HRCT features of individual fibrotic lung diseases
1. To appreciate the importance of a systematic approach to fibrosing lung diseases.
2. To learn about the CT criteria of the most important fibrosing lung diseases.
3. To understand the importance of a multidisciplinary discussion for the diagnosis of fibrosing lung diseases.
15 min
Longitudinal imaging metrics in the evaluation of fibrotic lung diseases
1. To understand the reasons for evaluating fibrosis extent on imaging.
2. To understand the methods of assessing for longitudinal changes in fibrosing lung disease on CT and other imaging.
3. To understand the limitations and challenges for imaging in documenting longitudinal disease severity in fibrotic lung disease.
10 min
Panel discussion: Precision in diagnosis of fibrotic lung disorders