Diagnostic Modalities: Pulmonary Function Testing and Imaging

  • A. Ioana CristeaEmail author
  • Clement L. Ren
  • Stephanie D. Davis
Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)


Premature birth is associated with adverse late pulmonary outcomes, most commonly manifested as reduced pulmonary function, recurrent wheeze, exercise limitation, and chronic cough [1–3]. The realization that insults to the developing lung may have lifelong effects, with respiratory disease burden noted later in life, has led to the need to develop sensitive methods of assessing respiratory function and structural disease during infancy as well as the preschool and school-age years.


Bronchopulmonary dysplasia Prematurity Respiratory function tests Infant Preschool Child Lung function Spirometry Lung volumes Diagnostic imaging Radiology X-ray Computed tomography Magnetic resonance imaging 


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  • A. Ioana Cristea
    • 1
    Email author
  • Clement L. Ren
    • 1
  • Stephanie D. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep MedicineRiley Hospital for Children at Indiana University HealthIndianapolisUSA

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