The Evolution of Imaging in Respiratory Dysfunction Failure

  • L. Gattinoni
  • E. Carlesso
  • F. Polli


In this chapter we will illustrate the paradigmatic role that medical imaging has played in helping to define, understand, and treat a specific form of respiratory failure called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS is a life-threatening syndrome characterized by noncardiogenic (inflammatory) pulmonary edema causing mainly hypoxemic respiratory failure unresponsive to conventional therapy.


Acute Lung Injury Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Respir Crit Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Patient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Gattinoni
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Carlesso
    • 2
  • F. Polli
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Anestesiologia, Terapia Intensiva e Scienze Dermatologiche, Fondazione IRCCS-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena di MilanoUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Dipartmento di Anestesia, Rianimazione e Terapia del Dolore, Fondazione IRCCS-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena di MilanoUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

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