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HRCT in Interstitial Lung Disease

Instructive Case Studies

  • Eva Kocova
  • Includes a wealth of HRCT images displaying characteristic patterns in different types of interstitial lung disease

  • Presents a series of instructive cases that highlight the role of HRCT within a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis

  • Equips radiologists and pulmonologists with helpful guidance on differential diagnosis


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. General Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martina Vasakova
      Pages 3-4
    3. Eva Kocova
      Pages 15-21
    4. Eva Kocova, Filip Ctvrtlik, Jana Votrubova
      Pages 23-44
  3. Cases According to Dominant Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Martina Sterclova, Jana Votrubova, Eva Kocova, Vladimir Bartos, Filip Ctvrtlik, Monika Zurkova et al.
      Pages 47-85
    3. Eva Kocova, Vladimir Bartos, Martina Sterclova, Jana Votrubova, Filip Ctvrtlik, Monika Zurkova et al.
      Pages 87-179
    4. Eva Kocova, Vladimir Bartos, Filip Ctvrtlik, Vladimíra Lostakova, Monika Zurkova, Martina Sterclova et al.
      Pages 181-235
    5. Eva Kocova, Vladimir Bartos, Filip Ctvrtlik, Monika Zurkova, Vladimíra Lostakova, Martina Sterclova et al.
      Pages 237-320

About this book


With the aid of a series of instructive case studies, this book presents the characteristic high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings seen in the group of disorders referred to as interstitial lung disease. The first, introductory part of the book explains the role of the multidisciplinary team in diagnosis and differential diagnosis and discusses basic pulmonary differential diagnosis, radiologic anatomy, and HRCT patterns. The second part is organized according to the four dominant types of HRCT pattern encountered in interstitial lung disease: low attenuation, linear opacities, nodular, and high attenuation. Within this classification, each disorder is introduced using a specific case, with detailed information on patient history, course of the illness, and laboratory and pulmonary function tests. HRCT findings are then presented, together with reflections of the multidisciplinary team, comprising a radiologist, a pulmonologist, and a pathologist. At the end of each case, comments are made on differential diagnosis, highlighting the role of HRCT. The book will be of high value for radiologists and pulmonologists at all levels of experience.


Interstitial Lung Disease High-Resolution CT Pulmonary Medicine HRCT Patterns Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Lymfangioleiomyomatosis Non-specific Interstitial Pneumonia Low attenuation patterns High attenuation patterns Linear opacities Nodulations

Editors and affiliations

  • Eva Kocova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital Hradec KrálovéHradec KrálovéCzech Republic

About the editors

Eva Kocova graduated from Charles University, Prague (Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove) in 2004. During her residency she worked in the Department of Radiology at Chrudim Hospital. After gaining her board certification in 2011, Dr. Kocova became a pulmonary radiology consultant at University Hospital Hradec Kralove.  She is also an assistant professor of radiology at Charles University. In 2017 she completed her PhD, the topic of her thesis being Phenotypic assessment of patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using HRCT of the lung. Dr. Kocova has published 27 scientific papers and two book chapters and has delivered more than 40 oral presentations, including 35 invited lectures. Her main fields of interest are pulmonary radiology and emergency radiology. She is a member of the Czech Radiological Society,the European Society of Radiology and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title HRCT in Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Book Subtitle Instructive Case Studies
  • Editors Eva Kocova
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-16314-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-16317-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-16315-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 320
  • Number of Illustrations 259 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diagnostic Radiology
    Pneumology/Respiratory System
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“The book is written for pulmonologists and radiologists dealing with chest imaging either in training or in practice. The book meets the needs of its intended audience. … The book is easy to read and instructional and may be helpful to chest radiologists and pulmonologists who want to review the basics of HRCT interpretation in interstitial lung diseases.” (Santosh Dhungana, Doody’s Book Reviews, July 10, 2020)