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Intensive Care Med. 2001 Apr;27(4):631-9.

Computerised tomography scan imaging in acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department, Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca, Ospedale Nuovo S. Gerardo, via G. Donizetti 106, 20052 Monza, Milan, Italy. antonio.pesenti@unimib.it

Abstract

Computerised tomography (CT) is being used with increasing frequency in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients. This brief review will discuss some of the clinical insights that a CT scan can offer. A large number of CT scan studies have provided new insights into the pathophysiology of ARDS and of mechanical ventilation, and are particularly focused on the recruitment-derecruitment phenomenon. To this end, newer fast CT scan technology promises a dynamic, rather than a static view of lung ventilation.

PMID:
11398688
DOI:
10.1007/s001340100877
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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