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Current Approaches to Assessing Chronic and Acute Airway Diseases

  • P. A. Grenier

Abstract

Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) using thin collimation during a single breath hold has become the best imaging technique for assessing airway diseases. Volumetric high-resolution data sets provide a precise morphologic evaluation of both proximal and distal airways. The term ‘airway diseases’ covers acute and chronic inflammatory disorders as well as the fibrotic sequelae involving proximal and/or distal airways. Large-airway diseases include tracheal disorders, bronchiectasis, and broncholithiasis. Small-airway diseases include all infectious or inflammatory diseases involving the bronchioles. MDCT can also play a role in assessing obstructive lung diseases, a group of diffuse conditions associated with chronic airflow obstruction that includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and obliterative bronchiolitis.

Keywords

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Obliterative Bronchiolitis Bronchial Wall Relapse Polychondritis Multiplanar Reformation 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Grenier
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  1. 1.Département de Radiologie, Hôpital Pitié-SalpêtrièreUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

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