Diagnostic Radiology/Chest Imaging/Pulmonary Neoplasms

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  1. Name the four major histologic types of bronchogenic carcinoma, and state the difference between non-small cell and small cell lung cancer
  2. Name the type of non-small cell lung cancer that most commonly cavitates
  3. Name the types of bronchogenic carcinoma that are usually central
  4. Describe the TNM classification for staging non-small cell lung cancer, including the components of each stage (I, II, III, IV, and substages), and the definition of each component (T1-4, N0-3, M0-1)
  5. State the staging of small cell lung cancer
  6. Name the four most common extrathoracic sites for non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer to metastasize
  7. State which stages of non-small cell lung cancer are potentially resectable
  8. Recognize abnormal contralateral mediastinal shift on a post-pneumonectomy chest radiograph and state five possible etiologies for the abnormal shift
  9. Name the most common location for adenoid cystic and carcinoid tumors to occur
  10. Suggest the possibility of radiation change as a cause of new apical opacification on a chest radiograph of a patient with evidence of mastectomy and/or axillary node dissection
  11. Describe the acute and chronic radiographic and CT appearance of radiation injury in the thorax (lung, pleura, pericardium, esophagus) and the temporal relationship to radiation therapy
  12. State the role of MR in lung cancer staging (e.g. chest wall invasion, superior sulcus or Pancoast tumor)
  13. State the role of positron emission tomography (PET) in lung cancer staging
  14. Describe the TNM classification for staging esophageal carcinoma, including the components of each stage (I, II, III, IV) and the definition of each component (T, N and M)
  15. State the role of imaging in the staging of esophageal carcinoma
  16. State which stages of esophageal carcinoma are potentially resectable
  17. State the classification of lymphoma, the role of imaging in the staging of lymphoma, and the typical and atypical manifestations of thoracic lymphoma
  18. Define primary pulmonary lymphoma
  19. Describe the typical chest radiograph and chest CT appearances of Kaposi sarcoma