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July 2017 Imaging Case of the Month

Michael B. Gotway, MD

Department of Radiology

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona USA

 

Imaging Case of the Month CME Information  

Members of the Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and California Thoracic Societies and the Mayo Clinic are able to receive  0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Completion of an evaluation form is required to receive credit and a link is provided on the last panel of the activity.

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Estimated time to complete this activity: 0.25 hours

Lead Author(s): Michael B. Gotway, MD. All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

Learning Objectives: As a result of completing this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Interpret and identify clinical practices supported by the highest quality available evidence.
  2. Establish the optimal evaluation leading to a correct diagnosis for patients with pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorders.
  3. Translate the most current clinical information into the delivery of high quality care for patients.
  4. Integrate new treatment options for patients with pulmonary, critical care and sleep related disorders.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by case). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Current Approval Period: January 1, 2017-December 31, 2018

 

Clinical History: A 56-year-old man with no significant past medical history presented with complaints of cough, shortness of breath, and productive sputum. Frontal and lateral chest radiography (Figure 1) was performed.

Figure 1. Frontal (A) and lateral (B) chest radiography.

Which of the following statements regarding the chest radiograph is most accurate? (Click on the corect answer to proceed to the second of nine pages)

  1. The chest radiograph shows a diffuse linear, interstitial pattern
  2. The chest radiograph shows a large pleural effusion
  3. The chest radiograph shows a mediastinal mass
  4. The chest radiograph shows numerous small nodules
  5. The chest radiograph shows right lower lobe consolidation

Cite as: Gotway MB. July 2017 imaging case of the month. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care. 2017;15(1):17-27. doi: https://doi.org/10.13175/swjpcc090-17 PDF 

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