High-resolution computed tomography of the airways.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_14E210F5259C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
High-resolution computed tomography of the airways.
Journal
Journal of Thoracic Imaging
Author(s)
Grenier P., Cordeau M.P., Beigelman C.
ISSN
0883-5993 (Print)
ISSN-L
0883-5993
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1993
Volume
8
Number
3
Pages
213-229
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Abstract
High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is the imaging modality of choice to evaluate most bronchial tree lesions, especially those affecting small airways. It can confirm the diagnosis of bronchiectasis with high sensitivity and specificity and may contribute to the investigation of bronchiolitis (particularly diffuse panbronchiolitis and bronchiolitis obliterans) and other inflammatory disorders of the airways. HRCT can also reliably detect obstructing bronchial lesions such as tumors or broncholithiasis. It may also provide useful clues to the diagnosis of bronchial fistula, dehiscence, or rupture as well as permit the study of many pulmonary congenital abnormalities. This article describes the CT techniques recommended in each clinical situation and reviews the HRCT findings in diseases of the airway.
Keywords
Bronchial Diseases/radiography, Bronchography/methods, Humans, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Lung/radiography, Lung Diseases/radiography, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods
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