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Chest. 2006 Mar;129(3):805-15.

Pictorial essay: multinodular disease: a high-resolution CT scan diagnostic algorithm.

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Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Therapy Department, Pulmonary Division, New York Methodist Hospital, 506 Sixth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA.


The evaluation of patients presenting with multinodular pulmonary disease provides an important clinical challenge for physicians. The differential diagnosis includes an extensive list of benign and malignant processes making the management of these cases frequently problematic. With the introduction of high-resolution CT (HRCT) scanning, the ability to assess various patterns of diffuse multinodular disease has evolved into an essential part of the diagnostic process. The purpose of this article is to develop an approach to the diagnosis of multinodular parenchymal disease using HRCT scan pattern recognition as a point of departure.

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