CME Visiting Professor Lecture
Professor Gil Boswell, MD
Lung Cancer Screening
Friday, April 24th
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Sam Jackson Hall Room 4248
View the recorded session here
Dr. Boswell is a Cardiothoracic Radiologist at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is a civilian government employee of the US Navy involved, serving as clinical staff radiologist, educator, and a radiology technology expert in evaluating radiology equipment for the US Navy. He has been involved in redesigning and continuously updating radiology equipment and systems at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.
Dr. Boswell received his undergraduate degree at Oregon State University, and Medical Degree from Vanderbilt University. Following an internship in Internal Medicine at the Naval Hospital San Diego, he trained as a flight surgeon, and served as a medical officer at the Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Subsequently he served a US Navy reconnaissance squadron based out of Rota Spain, and deployed to Saudi Arabia during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Dr. Boswell returned to San Diego for residency in Diagnostic Radiology, and served as chief resident. He then became department head of Radiology at the US Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On again returning to San Diego, he underwent fellowship training in Body Imaging. Advances in CT technology led to further interests and research in pulmonary nodule detection and characterization, as well as coronary artery disease.
Following a career in the US Navy, Dr. Boswell joined a private practice group, and served as chair of radiology at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.
Seeing new opportunities in cardiac imaging, and lung cancer screening, as well as a desire to return to teaching and research, Dr. Boswell returned to work for the US Navy in 2005. His academic interests have included developing techniques for radiation dose reduction, CT Angiography techniques for detection of occult parathyroid adenomas, application of cardiac MRI experience to gaining the most information from cardiac CT imaging, and developing and implementing lung cancer screening for Navy Medicine West. Most recent projects are studying the science of perception in radiology, and furthering smoking cessation in the US Navy.
Dr. Boswell has been recognized as teacher of the year in radiology, Top Doctor in radiology by the San Diego County Medical Society, Master Clinician by the medical Staff at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is past president of the San Diego Radiological Society, has served as a councilor to the American College of Radiology. He serves as a journal reviewer for Military Medicine and Journal of Cardiovascular CT.
Target Audience: OHSU and Regional, Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners.
- Discuss general principles of CT Screening for Lung Cancer. Epidemiology of lung cancer, risks related to cigarette smoking. Added value from other findings on CT in a lung cancer screening program.
- Describe the importance of: Understand the need for proper patient selection and enrollment. Who will benefit from screening, who will not.
- Understand the regulatory guidelines, and ACR Lung-Rads reporting system.
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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