Current Approach to Chronic and Acute Airway Diseases
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 . 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).
KeywordsChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Airway Wall Obliterative Bronchiolitis Bronchial Wall
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