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Imagerie des BPCO [Imaging of COPD].
La Revue du Praticien
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Standard chest radiographs have been shown to be insensitive for the diagnosis of morphologic abnormalities of airways. Computed tomography is the most sensitive and specific investigation to diagnose emphysema. However, as emphysema may be missed on computed tomography, this investigation cannot be used to definitely rule out the diagnosis. Computed tomography may contribute to the investigation of bronchiolitis, and it is now considered as the gold standard for establishing the diagnosis of bronchiectasis. Imaging may contribute to identify complications such as bronchopulmonary infection, pulmonary hypertension, pneumothorax, cancer of the lung, compressive bullae, and pulmonary embolism.
Bronchiolitis/diagnosis, Bronchiolitis/radiography, Humans, Lung Diseases, Obstructive/complications, Lung Diseases, Obstructive/radiography, Pulmonary Emphysema/diagnosis, Pulmonary Emphysema/radiography, Radiography, Thoracic, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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