High-resolution computed tomography techniques in diffuse parenchymal lung disease and their application to clinical practice.
ABSTRACT The remarkable ability of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) to provide sufficient detail of both normal and abnormal pulmonary anatomy requires high-quality examinations with considerable attention paid to the technique. Despite the use of optimal scanning protocols, there are well-known limitations of sequential scanning that explain the recent interest in the use of multislice spiral CT for diagnosing lung diseases in routine clinical practice. A basic knowledge of the most recent developments in spiral CT technology appears a necessary prerequisite for those clinicians, pulmonologists, internists, or thoracic surgeons who are involved in the management of diffuse infiltrative lung diseases. This chapter reviews the various aspects of multislice spiral CT technology applied to routine clinical evaluation of diffuse infiltrative lung diseases.
- SourceAvailable from: temple.eduPneumoftiziologia: revista Societătii Române de Pneumoftiziologie / [Societatea Română de Pneumoftiziologie] 01/2007; 41(2-3):145-51.
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ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of helical computed tomography (CT) for visualizing pulmonary parenchyma and associated formations in normal dogs. CT scan was performed by using intravenous contrast medium and by applying different types of CT windows: soft tissue and lung windows, and high-resolution computed tomography of the lung. This technique allowed, especially with lung window types, a good view of the parenchyma, bronchial tree, vascular structures and pleural cavity. The selected images, with high anatomical quality and tissue contrast, may be a reference for future clinical studies of this organ. Thus, helical CT is a promising non-invasive method of diagnosing a wide variety of pulmonary diseases in dogs.Anantomia Histologia Embryologia 11/2007; 36(5):328-31. · 0.88 Impact Factor