Essentials in Computed Tomography of the Chest

28 - 30 Apr 2025

Barcelona - Spain

Level II - General radiologist

EACCME CME Accreditation Submitted

This short-term radiology fellowship in Barcelona covers the essentials in computed tomography of the chest. The training provides basic and advanced knowledge through lectures, followed by individual case readings and group case discussions.

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This CT course, by Prof. Pierre-Yves Brillet and Dr Fredrik Ahlfors (MD), covers key chest CT topics and provides basic and advanced knowledge to improve reporting.

Radiologists who would like to become more confident in reporting chest CT will find the fellowship useful for their daily practice. This intensive programme aims to provide participants with advanced knowledge on the topic and give you confidence in your reports. The quizzes aim to overcome the main pitfalls of chest CT and improve the speed of interpretation.

Modules start with a lecture and are illustrated with interactive case readings, carefully selected by the radiologist mentors. The quizzes aim to overcome the main pitfalls of chest CT and improve the speed of interpretation.

The limited number of participants (maximum 10) in a stressless environment will enhance and strengthen your learning experience. In this small group environment among your peers, you are free to ask questions, make mistakes, and learn together with the support of the radiologist mentors.

CME Certificate

This radiology fellowship is organised by TMC Academy, an EACCME Trusted Provider. An application has been made to the UEMS/EBR for CME accreditation for this thoracic radiology course.

Enjoy Your Stay In Barcelona

The fellowship will run during working hours (approximately 9:00 to 5:00 pm) so you will be free to explore the beautiful city of Barcelona in the evenings and weekend should you choose to extend your stay.

Learning objectives

  • To know the basics of interpretation: anatomy, definitions and terms, semiology
  • To recall the clinical and radiological keys to the most common diseases likely to correspond to frequent requests from clinicians
  • To improve your reports in acute (infection, vascular diseases) or chronic diseases (nodule/cancer, diffuse interstitial pneumonia) or in the case of an incidentaloma

Programme will include

  • Lectures illustrated by clinical cases or quizzes
  • Key points and differential diagnoses of most frequent pulmonary diseases
  • Tips to improve and fasten your reporting
  • Workstations provided by TMC for the training week
  • Access to all course materials via TMC Academy training platform, including cases in Dicom format
  • Daily lunches, coffee breaks, and a special welcome drink with your peers and radiologist mentors
  • Plenty of time for Q&A with the specialised radiologist mentors
  • Certificate of attendance - An application has been made to the UEMS/EBR for CME accreditation for this radiology course


Level II - General radiologist
This thoracic course is aimed at general radiologists with a regular practice of thoracic radiology.

Payment & Group Discounts

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TMC Academy is happy to offer group discounts to support radiology education within hospitals or practices. Please reach out for details.


  • Fredrik Ahlfors M.D.
    Göteborg, Sweden

    Consultant radiologist at TMC

    Dr Fredrik Ahlfors (MD) works part time at Telemedicine Clinic with focus on CT Thorax and HRCT. Together with colleague Carl Lamm, he has co-authored the book "HRCT – Pattern Recognition and Differential Diagnosis of the Lung Disease". Dr Fredrik Ahlfors is an active lecturer and has over the years done many courses in the field of HRCT and ILD.

  • Pierre-Yves Brillet M.D. Ph.D.
    Paris, France

    Professor of thoracic radiology and at the head of the radiology department of the Hôpital Avicenne, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris. He is a specialist of interstitial lung diseases through a close collaboration with the pulmonary department, one of the main tertiary care centres for ILD in France. Pr. Brillet is associated to more than 150 publications referenced on the PubMed baseline. He collaborates on several research programs on Computational Image Analysis, through various research groups (Inserm 1272 unit, “Hypoxia and lung”). Member of the board of the radiologists of Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Société Française de Radiologie (SFR), Société d'Imagerie Thoracique (SIT), European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI).


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Monday - April 28th 2025
09:00 - 09:15 (GMT +0200) Registration and introduction to the venue Introduction
09:15 - 10:45 (GMT +0200) Anatomy and variants for clinical practice Lecture Pierre-Yves Brillet
10:45 - 11:00 (GMT +0200) Coffee break Break
11:00 - 12:30 (GMT +0200) Let’s speak the same language: definitions and terms Lecture Fredrik Ahlfors
12:30 - 14:00 (GMT +0200) Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 (GMT +0200) Metaphorical signs in chest CT (Lecture & Cases) Lecture Fredrik Ahlfors
15:30 - 15:45 (GMT +0200) Coffee break Break
15:45 - 17:15 (GMT +0200) Chest emergencies (Lecture & Cases) Lecture Pierre-Yves Brillet
Tuesday - April 29th 2025
09:00 - 10:30 (GMT +0200) Lung nodule: from diagnosis to surgery (Lecture & Cases) Lecture Pierre-Yves Brillet
10:30 - 10:45 (GMT +0200) Coffee Break Break
10:45 - 12:15 (GMT +0200) Lung cancer: focus on recommendations (Lecture & Cases) Lecture Fredrik Ahlfors
12:15 - 13:45 (GMT +0200) Lunch Break
13:45 - 15:15 (GMT +0200) Incidentaloma and opportunistic screening (Lecture & Cases) Lecture Fredrik Ahlfors
15:15 - 15:30 (GMT +0200) Coffee Break Break
15:30 - 17:00 (GMT +0200) Pleura and mediastinum (Lecture & Cases) Lecture Pierre-Yves Brillet
Wednesday - April 30th 2025
09:00 - 10:30 (GMT +0200) Airway diseases (Lecture & Cases) Lecture Pierre-Yves Brillet
10:30 - 10:45 (GMT +0200) Coffee Break Break
10:45 - 12:15 (GMT +0200) Lung infections (Lecture & Cases) Lecture Fredrik Ahlfors
12:15 - 13:45 (GMT +0200) Lunch Break
13:45 - 15:15 (GMT +0200) Vascular diseases (Lecture & Cases) Lecture Pierre-Yves Brillet
15:15 - 15:30 (GMT +0200) Coffee break Break
15:30 - 17:00 (GMT +0200) How to write a good report in interstitial lung diseases Lecture Fredrik Ahlfors

Torre Mapfre

Designed by Íñigo Ortíz and Enrique de León on the occasion of the Olympics in 1992, Torre Mapfre is one of the most iconic buildings in Barcelona, due to its height -154 meters (505ft) height, distributed in 44 floors, as well as its unique location by the sea at Vila Olímpica.

The fellowship will be held on the 33rd floor where the TMC offices are located, complete with a gorgeous view of the entire city.

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Carrer Marina, 16-18
08005 - Barcelona Spain

Cancellation Policy

Participant cancellation
For cancellations made up until 6 weeks prior to the course, the participant will be fully reimbursed.

For cancellations made after 6 weeks, TMC Academy offers a flexible transfer of paid registration fees, meaning that in the unfortunate event that an attendee cannot make it to Barcelona (for Covid-19 related reasons or other), they may simply transfer their credit to the next session (or to any combination of TMCA training programme(s) or subscriptions equivalent to the same price). Please note that this flexible transfer option is available until 1 day prior to the course.

Mentor/TMC cancellation

Considering the possibility of unforeseen circumstances leading to the cancellation of the training such as Covid-19, force majeure, or any other unforeseen events, registrants will have the option of flexible transfer or receiving a full reimbursement of the registration fee.

Flexible booking

It's important to note that TMC Academy cannot be held responsible for any travel or accommodation arrangements affected by cancellation, whether initiated by TMC Academy or the participant. Therefore, we strongly advise attendees to prioritize booking flexible travel options whenever possible. This proactive approach ensures that participants have the flexibility to adapt to any changes that may arise, safeguarding their investment and ensuring a smooth experience overall.