Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumors - RAD13

Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumors

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M) and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
(4.6 / 353 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Mediastinal nonseminomas, unlike their gonadal counterparts, are locally invasive and aggressive tumors. They are one of the very few tumors whose course can be followed by the tumor markers, beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). Usually occurring in young adolescent men, they present as large anterior mediastinal masses. There are distinct differences between mediastinal seminomas and nonseminomas with regard to pathophysiology and treatment. During the last decade, multimodal cisplatin-based chemotherapy has changed the prognosis dramatically.


The goal of this mediastinal germ cell tumor continuing education program is to provide laboratory professionals and imaging technologists with information on interprofessional care and management of a patient with germ cell tumors of the mediastinum. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the types of germ cell tumors that can occur in the mediastinum
  • Review the workup of a patient with a mediastinal germ cell tumor
  • Describe the treatment of germ cell tumors of the mediastinum

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including laboratory professionals and imaging technologists.
Imaging technologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 08/01/2017 to 09/01/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 8/28/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/28/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/1/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Dana T - Saginaw, TX  ·  Oct 15, 2019
Very informative on a topic I knew very little about
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Laurel A - Lakeland , FL  ·  Oct 06, 2019
excellent thanks good info
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Reagon T - Denton, TX  ·  Sep 30, 2019
Good stuff in there. Thanks
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Lynn M - Plano, TX  ·  Sep 19, 2019
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Brett T - Surprise, AZ  ·  Aug 27, 2019
Have seen thousands of chest xrays and never seen one of these, but very interesting even researched a little more after course.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00