The mediastinum is the most common site for extragonadal germ cell tumors. Imaging and lab monitoring are important components of care for patients with this diagnosis. Radiology technologists and laboratory professionals play important roles both individually and as parts of the interprofessional team during diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of patients with mediastinal germ cell tumors. This course provides laboratory professionals and imaging technologists with information on the care and management of patients with mediastinal germ cell tumors.
The goal of this course is to provide laboratory professionals and imaging technologists in acute care settings with information about interprofessional care of patients with germ cell tumors of the mediastinum.
Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN, has over ten years' experience in radiology nursing, in vascular and interventional radiology as well as all imaging modalities. She is a Certified Radiology Nurse with clinical expertise in procedural sedation, cardiac CT, and radiation safety, and has prior experience in critical care, cardiac stepdown, and emergency care. She is a member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and RAD-AID International.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview
About Germ Cell Tumors
Nonseminomas vs. Seminomas
Association with Other Diseases
Section 3: Diagnosis
Section 4: Treatment
Section 5: Outcome and Prognosis
Section 6: Interprofessional Care
Section 7: Clinical Vignette
Section 8: Conclusion
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