CT identification of bronchopulmonary segments: 50 normal subjects

American Journal of Roentgenology (Impact Factor: 2.74). 02/1984; 142(1):47-52. DOI: 10.2214/ajr.142.1.47
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ABSTRACT A systematic evaluation of the fissures, segmental bronchi and arteries, bronchopulmonary segments, and peripheral pulmonary parenchyma was made from computed tomographic (CT) scans of 50 patients with normal chest radiographs. Seventy percent of the segmental bronchi and 76% of the segmental arteries were identified. Arteries could be traced to their sixth- and seventh-order branches; their orientation to the plane of the CT section allowed gross identification and localization of bronchopulmonary segments.

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