Key Details

  • Date: May 10, 2018 (Thursday)
    • Note: This is a pre-congress workshop, held 1 day before the main RadiologyAsia conference.
  • Time: 8:00am to 1:30pm
  • Location: MAX Atria, Singapore Expo
  • Cost: $170 SGD
    • Notes:
      • RadiologyAsia conference pass needs to be purchased first, the workshop will appear as an add-on option.
      • If you are already a delegate, log in here to choose the workshop as an option.




  1. Dinesh Chinchure (KTPH Singapore)
  2. Lynette Teo (NUH, Singapore)
  3. Gin Tsen Chai (TTSH, Singapore)
  4. Ju Ee Seet (NUH, Singapore)
  5. Khoo See Meng (NUH Singapore)
  6. Ashish Chawla (KTPH Singapore)


Programme Outline

 Registration and House keeping
 Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia: Where does IPF stands
 Dinesh Chinchure
 IPF: How the clinician can help in filling up the blanks
 Chai Gin Tsen
 Pulmonary function test in IPF
 Khoo See Meng
 Hallmarks of ILDs on HRCT
 Ashish Chawla
 Coffee Break
 HRCT of Thorax: Pattern of UIP vs NSIP
 Lynette Teo
 IPF: Pattern language of UIP vs Possible UIP vs
 Inconsistent with UIP
 Lynette Teo
 Hands on cases
 Ashish Chawla
 Pathology of UIP/IPF
 Ju Ee Seet
 Case discussion
 Chai Gin Tsen
 Closing session



Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the most prevalent idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, is a diagnostic challenge on High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). HRCT has assumed central role in the IPF diagnostic pathway. The ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT 2011 guidelines clearly state the precise HRCT features that meet the criteria for ‘‘UIP’’, ‘‘possible UIP’’ and ‘‘inconsistent with UIP’’ patterns. With the availability of specific drugs for IPF, a major burden of noninvasive diagnosis of IPF has shifted on Radiologists. It is essential for the Radiologists to understand the concepts of HRCT as they apply to IPF. The understanding of these HRCT criterias of different categories of UIP helps in avoiding unwanted invasive procedures and selecting the appropriate patients for newer oral antifibrotic therapy drugs.
Learn from well-renowned local and foreign experts! These experts include Thoracic Radiologists, Pulmonologist and Pathologist. This course is designed for radiologists (including residents and fellows), and clinicians with an interest in thoracic imaging. The program has two component; didactic lectures and a hands-on module in E-Lab. The lectures will cover specific aspects of IPF followed by hands-on interpretation of 12-15 cases of relevant Interstitial Lung Diseases. There will be a dedicated session of multidisciplinary discussion (MDD) on ILD.
The programme is designed to focus on IPF diagnosis and its significance. Besides gaining new knowledge, we hope that you will make new friends from among the participants and speakers alike. We sincerely look forward to your participation!



  • To understand the emerging role of HRCT in diagnosing categories of ‘UIP’
  • To recognize the significance of collaboration between Radiologist, Pathologist and Pulmonologist in making a diagnosis of IPF.