Introduction to Diagnostic Evaluation

This 4 section course begins with an introduction to the basic diagnostic modalities used in oncology followed by 3 case presentations that emphasize the most appropriate diagnostic approaches as they apply to each patient case.

Learning Objectives:


  • Identify common diagnostic tools used in oncology
  • Explain how clinical presentation impacts diagnostic evaluation
  • Describe the appropriate diagnostic approach to specific patient cases.

ACGME Competencies:

  • Medical Knowledge

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies:

  • Working as a part of interprofessional teams
  • Delivering patient-centered care
  • Practicing evidence-based medicine

IMPORTANT NOTE: This activity was made available on February 24, 2016 and will be reviewed on an annual basis to determine continued availability. This course expires on February 24, 2019. Users must complete all necessary course components by this date to be eligible to claim CME credit.

2 Credits/Points are available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • CNE Contact Hours
  • CPE Credits
  • Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted. 
  • Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.