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J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Sep;128(3):467-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.04.051. Epub 2011 Jun 2.

Lung imaging in asthmatic patients: the picture is clearer.

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  • 1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110-1093, USA. castrom@wustl.edu

Abstract

Imaging of the lungs in patients with asthma has evolved dramatically over the last decade with sophisticated techniques, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and single photon emission computed tomography. New insights into current and future modalities for imaging in asthmatic patients and their application are discussed to potentially shed a clearer picture of the underlying pathophysiology of asthma, especially severe asthma, and the proposed clinical utility of imaging in patients with this common disease.

Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

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