Interpreting Imaging Phenotypes of Adrenal Disease

Analyzing and interpreting adrenal images is done routinely in clinical practice. APDEM recognizes that these skills should be incorporated in an endocrinology fellowship program curriculum. This online activity will address training points omcluded in the APDEM Curriculum and will help prepare fellows for their clinical careers. By participating in this online activity, fellows will be able to:

  • Watch the "Adrenal Imaging" presentation by William F. Young, Jr, MD, MSC
  • Access a downloadable table of adrenal mass imaging phenotypes to use in practice
  • Apply knowledge through image-based clinical case vignettes
  • Review additional references for further learning

This activity will address the following areas of the APDEM Curriculum for Fellowship Training:

  • Interpret imaging phenotype to predict the histologic type of adrenal disease, including:
    • Benign cortical adenoma
    • Aldosterone-producing adenoma
    • Cortisol-secreting adenoma
    • Cortical hyperplasia
    • Bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasia
    • Adrenocortical carcinoma
    • Metastatic disease
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Infection
    • Adrenal hemorrhage
    • Myelolipoma
Interpreting Imaging Phenotypes of Adrenal Disease is available to fellowship training programs subscribed to the Fellows Training Series.

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Competency Area: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Topic Area: 
Adrenal/HPA Axis
Level of Outcomes: 
Level 1 (Participation)
Level 2 (Satisfaction)
Level 3A (Learning: Declarative Knowledge (Knows))
Level 3B (Learning: Procedural Knowledge (Knows How))
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William F. Young, Jr, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Consultant for Nihon Medi-Physics.

James W. Findling, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Investigator/consultant for Corcept Therapeutics and Novartis. Consultant and potential investigator for Millendo and Diurnal.

Marie Freel, MB, ChB, PhD
Consultant Endocrinologist
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
Glasgow, United Kingdom

No relevant financial relationships.