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Lung functional imaging

Chair: Sam Bayat (France); Speakers: Grace Parraga (Canada), Jim Wild (United Kingdom)

There are a number of imaging studies producing quantitative measurements of regional lung functional parameters. Established radionuclide imaging techniques such as lung scintigraphy allow measuring regional lung ventilation and perfusion, however, emerging techniques such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, single photon emission tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography are used to measure regional lung functional parameters in various lung diseases and settings.

Educational aims

The goal of this webinar is to give a comprehensive but concise overview of the various quantitative imaging modalities, what they measure, and the establishes and emerging indications based on current evidence.


Lecture (40 mins, including multiple choice questions) + discussion.


  • Functional lung imaging modalities;
  • Established and emerging applications.

Learning outcomes

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current state-of-the-art methodologies of functional imaging;
  • Understand the established and emerging applications of functional lung imaging to clinical problems.

CME credit:

This webinar is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP), 1 CME credit per 1-hour attendance. The CME credit will be granted upon attendance during the LIVE webinar only (attendance of at least 60 minutes is required).

What is a webinar?

The webinar closely simulates a lecture-based teaching experience. The speaker can interact with the audience, just as in a classroom setting.

This webinar comprises of a 40-minute lecture followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer sessions. During the webinar you will be asked to share your opinion on issues related to the topic using interactive polls.

All participants will be able to hear the lecturer and see the slides throughout the presentation. As a participant you will be able to pose questions or discuss ideas with the other participants via the text chat facility and the speaker will respond to the questions via the microphone.

Login guidelines

More information will be communicated in due course.

  • Please log in to the webinar 20 minutes before it is scheduled to commence. If you have any technical difficulties whilst trying to log in or during the session please contact
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  • To achieve the best quality, we recommend to stop all other programmes and to avoid downloading anything from the internet during your connection to the lecture.
  • Please also ensure that your audio settings are not set to mute and adjust the volume to a comfortable level.

Target Audience

  • Adult Pulmonologist/Clinician
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Medical Student
  • Pathologist
  • Physician in Pulmonary Training
  • Physiologist
  • Radiologist
  • Respiratory Critical Care Physician
  • Scientist (basic, translational)
  • Thoracic Oncologist
  • Thoracic Surgeon

Diseases / Methods

Airway diseases
Interstitial lung diseases
Paediatric respiratory diseases
Pulmonary vascular diseases
Respiratory critical care
Sleep and breathing disorders
Thoracic oncology
Pulmonary function testing