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The Lung Parenchyma

  • Mary M. Salvatore
  • Ronaldo Collo Go
  • Monica A. Pernia M.
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Abstract

The lung parenchyma should be evaluated on axial images using lung window settings (window 1500, level −500) which are recorded on the computer image. Scroll using the mouse through the right lung beginning at the apex and moving toward the lung bases evaluating the lung parenchyma in front of the right major fissure which will include the right upper and middle lobes of the lung. Next scroll from the bases of the lung to the apex reviewing the lung posterior to the right major fissure, the right lower lobe. Repeat this process reviewing the left lung parenchyma. In front of the left major fissure is the left upper lobe which includes the lingual and posterior is the left lower lobe.

Keywords

Secondary pulmonary lobule Hounsfield unit Ground glass opacity Organizing pneumonia Usual interstitial pneumonitis (UIP) Nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis (NSIP) Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (CHP) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary M. Salvatore
    • 1
  • Ronaldo Collo Go
    • 2
  • Monica A. Pernia M.
    • 3
  1. 1.RadiologyIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep MedicineCrystal Run Health CareMiddletownUSA
  3. 3.Internal MedicineNew York Medical College - Metropolitan Hospital ProgramNew YorkUSA

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