ACR 2016 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2016VM16 - Developing an Effective Lung Cancer Screening Team

May 16, 2016 10:00am ‐ May 16, 2016 12:00pm


The purpose of the session is to emphasize the multidisciplinary nature of a lung cancer screening program and the necessity of building effective team dynamics amongst diverse participants to maximize the effectiveness of a lung cancer screening program. Following a didactic lecture on the power of diversity in team dynamics and performance, the perspectives of a diverse group of lung cancer screening program team members will be presented individually and then collectively within a group discussion. Team members will represent the disciplines of radiology, primary care, hospital administration, pulmonary medicine, and clinic operations/nursing. As the logical leaders of lung cancer screening programs and their multidisciplinary teams, radiologists must understand the importance of building strong, functional teams amongst diverse specialists. Developed in conjunction with the Fleischner Society and the Society for Thoracic Radiology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the rationale for focusing on team dynamics when implementing a lung cancer screening program.
  2. Compare the perspectives and priorities of diverse members of a lung cancer screening team.
  3. Manage team dynamics effectively to avoid tension and build trust.


  • General Radiology, Thoracic


  • Computer Tomography




  • Geoffrey Rubin: Consultant-GE Healthcare|TeraRecon, Inc|Fovia, Inc.|HeartFlow

  • Andrea McKee: Consultant-Medtronic, Inc.; Honorarium-Medtronic, Inc.

  • Francine Jacobson: None

  • Carla Lamb: None

  • Roger Luckmann: None

  • Shawn Regis: Consultant-Medtronic, Inc.

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