Below is the CME information for this project.

Accurate Interpretation of HRCT in the Diagnosis of IPF

  • CME Released: December 31, 2014
  • This program is no longer eligible for CME Credit
  • Media: Internet
  • Time to Complete: 4 hours. If a participant cannot complete the activity in a single session, he/she can log out and log back in at a later time; responses and progress will be saved.

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define the CT categories of “Definite UIP,” “Possible UIP,” and “Inconsistent with UIP,” as described by American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society criteria
  • Differentiate the above three categories of UIP on HRCT images
  • Differentiate traction bronchiolectasis from honeycombing on HRCT
  • Recognize common diffuse interstitial lung disease radiographic patterns that can mimic UIP/IPF

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of radiologists, pulmonologists and other physicians involved in the diagnosis and care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Accreditation Statement

National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

This program is no longer eligible for CME Credit

ABR Self-Assessment Activity

This course meets the American Board of Radiology’s (ABR’s) criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR Maintenance of Certificate program and is designated for 4.0 SA-CME Credits.

Program Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and InterMune, Inc. Additional support provided through the generosity of Janeen Naifeh in memory of her husband, Robert Naifeh.  

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, National Jewish Health has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.


  • Jonathan H. Chung, MD
    • Faculty Chair
    • Associate Professor
    • Department of Radiology
    • Director of Radiology Professional Quality Assurance
    • Head of MRI
    • Director of Cardiopulmonary Imaging Fellowship
    • National Jewish Health
    • Jonathan H. Chung, MD, discloses a relationship with Siemens AG in the form of grants and has received royalties from Amirsys.

  • Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD
    • Associate Professor
    • Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
    • Endowed Chair in Interstitial Lung Disease
    • National Jewish Health
    • Associate Professor
    • Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
    • University of Colorado Denver
    • Chief Medical Officer, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
    • Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, discloses he is a consultant and on an advisory board for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim and InterMune/Genentech/Roche.

  • David A. Lynch, MD
    • Professor
    • Department of Radiology
    • National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Denver
    • Co-Director, Department of Radiology
    • National Jewish Health
    • David A. Lynch, MD, discloses he is a consultant for Parexel Imaging, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Gilead, and Intermune. He is an investigator for Siemens and NHLBI.

Faculty Reviewer

  • Esther Langmack, MD, FCCP, CHCP
    • Associate Professor
    • Department of Medicine
    • Medical Director, Office of Professional Education
    • National Jewish Health
    • Dr. Langmack has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity


  • Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP
    • Director, Office of Professional Education
    • National Jewish Health
    • Ms. Harshman has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

CME/CE Disclaimer

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By way of example, without limiting the foregoing, this disclaimer of liability applies to the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, quality, appearance, ideas, or products, as the case may be, of or resulting from, any statements, references, articles, positions, claimed diagnosis, claimed possible treatments, services, or advertising, express or implied, contained in any NJH live meeting, publication, online course or other product.

Furthermore, the content should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall any of the NJH Parties be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from any of the foregoing, regardless of legal theory and whether or not claimant was advised of the possibility of such damages.

Hardware/Software Requirements

To access these activities, users will need:

  • A computer with an Internet connection.
  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox 8 or higher, Safari 6 or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser.
  • Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video playback.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.

For optimum results we recommend a device that has a display capability of 1024 x 768 or better. Mobile devices are not recommended for this activity.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health: 303.398.1000 or