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The mission of the Thoracic Imaging section at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is to provide the highest quality thoracic and cardiac imaging services, which includes plain film, CT and MRI. The division focuses on oncologic, transplant, interstitial lung disease and trauma imaging that reflects the focus of the University of Colorado Hospital. A full range of cardiovascular imaging is also available in cooperation with the Cardiothoracic imaging Division.
The full range of thoracic and cardiovascular imaging is available, including all forms of chest CT, CT angiography utilizing the latest acquisition and post-processing techniques, and MRI/MRA. The Section leads the newly launched Lung Cancer Screening Program in concert with the Multi-disciplinary Lung Cancer Screening Clinic. Consultative services are provided, along with active participation in multidisciplinary conferences (e.g. Thoracic Tumor Board, Multi-disciplinary Lung Cancer, Interstitial Lung Disease, Aortic Valve Disease, Congenital Heart Disease and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension).
The section participates actively in the Thoracic Core lecture series for all radiology residents. In addition, the section now provides frequent case conferences (1-2/month) for all residents as well as daily focused case and topical conferences tailored to the needs/interests of the resident(s) rotating on service each month. There is an intensive rotation for third and fourth-year medical students under the direction of Dr. James Davidson. All members participate in additional 3rd and 4th year offerings focused on providing medical students with basic radiologic skills necessary to function as clinical trainees. A joint fellowship in Cardiothoracic Imaging with National Jewish Health is also available to two individuals per year to provide advanced training in thoracic and cardiac imaging as well as opportunities to participate in ongoing research projects.