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Current Approach to Chronic and Acute Airway Diseases

  • Philippe A. Grenier
  • Tomas Franquet

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 precise morphologic evaluation of both proximal and distal airways [1]. The different CT patterns and their main causes are reported in Tables 1–5. The different diseases involving the airways, which are presented in this course, include neoplastic and nonneoplastic tracheobronchial diseases, bronchiectasis and small airway diseases, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Airway Wall Obliterative Bronchiolitis Bronchial Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe A. Grenier
    • 1
  • Tomas Franquet
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Pierre & Marie Curie — Hospital Pitié-SalpetrièreParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyHospital de St. PauBarcelonaSpain

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