Lifelong Learning in Thoracic Imaging


On behalf of The Yale – Center for Interactive Digital Education in Radiology , we welcome you to our Website.

Our goal is to contribute to the understanding of pulmonary radiology. It is aimed at the medical community at large, and in particular at those junior members in training. The contents of all our Sections are based on the concept of Lifelong Learning.

We are convinced that access to reliable medical knowledge should be freely available on the Internet. No fees will therefore be charged for entering any Section of this Website.

The YALE|CIDER originated as the FSFB-CIDER Website in 2007  and was donated to the YALE School of Medicine in 2016. It is funded by the YALE School of Medicine and by private corporate or individual donors, posted in the Benefactors Section of this Website.

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Prof. Alfonso Esguerra MD, FACCP
Editor in Chief Emeritus. 

LifeLong Learning

All our programs at CIDER are based on the Lifelong Learning process. Lifelong Learning insures the solid acquisition of knowledge. It places the student in the center of the learning adventure, and makes him responsible for his education. The exacting tutor becomes a mentor to the student. Emphasis shifts from memorizing facts to understanding concepts. “Solo cramming”, and competitive testing are replaced by expressive sharing, and self-evaluation. The concept of Lifelong Learning is no stranger to medicine. Abraham Flexner’s writings(1), and The Yale System of Medical Education(2), are early Twentieth Century examples.

1.Flexner A. Medical Education. A comparative study. New York, NY: The Macmillan Company; 1925. p. 181-186.
2.The Yale System of medical education- Visited 01/01/20

Editorial August 2021

New educational contents every month


August Case of The Month

45 Y.O man with fever, cough and neck pain and swelling.


Answer to July Case of the Month

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis after liver transplantation.

Show & Tell 

Noninvasive assessment of a pericardial mass


Article of the Month

Coming soon!
Each month we feature an article from an indexed Journal and we present and discuss the article from a general as well as an educational perspective.

“We are convinced that access to reliable medical knowledge should be freely available on the internet”
The YALE|CIDER Editorial Board

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