CT Diagnosis and Management of Focal Lung Disease

  • Ioannis Vlahos
  • Heber MacMahon


The diagnosis of focal pulmonary opacities remains challenging. Compared with chest radiography, computed tomography (CT), supplemented by thin-section or high-resolution CT (HRCT) imaging, enables better determination of the characteristics of individual lesions. Focal opacities can be broadly categorised as nodules, masses scars or focal parenchymal airspace disease.


Invasive Aspergillosis Invasive Adenocarcinoma Atypical Adenomatous Hyperplasia False Positive Detection Rate Subsolid Nodule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Vlahos
    • 1
  • Heber MacMahon
    • 2
  1. 1.St. George’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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