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  • Release Date: 8/11/2020
  • Expiration Date: 9/1/2023
  • Credit Hours: 1 Credit
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Infection from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been one of the most destructive and contentious public health crises of the modern era. Once considered a “death sentence,” acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), secondary to HIV infection, was the leading cause of death of young Americans between 1987 and 1995, when the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) revolutionized treatment by addressing many of the infection’s medical sequelae. Despite this therapeutic advance, the risk of cancer and cancer-related mortality is still higher in patients infected with HIV than in noninfected individuals. HIV-infected patients also are diagnosed with malignancies at a younger age, with higher tumor grades, and at later disease stages; these cancers also follow a more aggressive course and have a poorer prognosis, compared with those in non-HIV–infected individuals. A number of AIDS-defining malignancies have been identified, including Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical carcinoma. Other non-AIDS–defining cancers are also common in this patient population, among them Hodgkin lymphoma and malignancies of the anus, lungs, liver, and head and neck. Several other conditions mimic the features of malignancy, and differentiating between the several neoplastic and nonneoplastic conditions is essential to good clinical management in HIV-infected patients. Imaging studies can be particularly useful in making an early and accurate diagnosis of patients with AIDS-related cancers, distinguishing overlapping presentations, and informing clinical decision-making.


    Learning Objectives
    After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

    • SUMMARIZE the epidemiological and pathophysiological features characteristic of AIDS-related cancers.
    • NAME the several AIDS-defining and non-AIDS defining cancers and their imaging features.
    • EXPLAIN how the imaging findings of HIV-related malignancies can contribute to improved patient management.
    • DISTINGUISH the imaging mimics of cancer as they present in HIV-infected patients.
    Categories: Digital Radiography, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine

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    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "Take CE Test!" link to access the post-test.

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  • Structured Education Credit Valuations:

    CategoryContent AreaCredits
    Computed TomographyProcedures1
    Magnetic ResonanceProcedures1
    Nuclear MedicineProcedures1
    PTHProcedures1
    Radiation TherapyProcedures1
    RadiographyProcedures1
    Radiologist AssistantProcedures1
    SonographyProcedures1

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Computed TomographyAbdomen and Pelvis0.5
    Computed TomographyNeck and Chest0.5
    Magnetic ResonanceBody0.5
    Magnetic ResonanceNeurological0.5
    Nuclear MedicineEndocrine and Oncology Procedures1
    PTHTreatment Sites1
    Radiation TherapyTreatment Sites and Tumors1
    RadiographyThorax and Abdomen Procedures1
    Radiologist AssistantAbdominal Section 0.25
    Radiologist AssistantMusculoskeletal and Endocrine Sections0.25
    Radiologist AssistantNeurological, Vascular and Lymphatic Sections0.25
    Radiologist AssistantThoracic Section 0.25
    SonographyAbdomen 0.25
    SonographyGynecology0.25
    SonographySuperficial Structures and Other Sonographic Procedures0.5


Imaging Findings and Patient Management in HIV-Associated Malignancies

by Steven Marks

*President, MedCom Consultants, Inc, Potomac MD

Address correspondence to: Steven Marks, MedCom Consultants Inc, 1311 Fallsmead Way, Potomac MD 20854. Email: steven.marks52@gmail.com

Disclosure statement: Steven Marks reports having no financial or advisory relationship with any corporate, medical, or political organization doing work related to this paper or other business activity at MedCom Consultants, Inc.

ABSTRACT

Infection from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been one of the most destructive and contentious public health crises of the modern era. Once considered a “death sentence,” acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), secondary to HIV infection, was the leading cause of death of young Americans between 1987 and 1995, when the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) revolutionized treatment by addressing many of the infection’s medical sequelae. Despite this therapeutic advance, the risk of cancer and cancer-related mortality is still higher in patients infected with HIV than in noninfected individuals. HIV-infected patients also are diagnosed with malignancies at a younger age, with higher tumor grades, and at later disease stages; these cancers also follow a more aggressive course and have a poorer prognosis, compared with those in non-HIV–infected individuals. A number of AIDS-defining malignancies have been identified, including Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical carcinoma. Other non-AIDS–defining cancers are also common in this patient population, among them Hodgkin lymphoma and malignancies of the anus, lungs, liver, and head and neck. Several other conditions mimic the features of malignancy, and differentiating between the several neoplastic and nonneoplastic conditions is essential to good clinical management in HIV-infected patients. Imaging studies can be particularly useful in making an early and accurate diagnosis of patients with AIDS-related cancers, distinguishing overlapping presentations, and informing clinical decision-making.

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