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Clin Chest Med. 2008 Mar;29(1):165-79, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2007.11.008.

Imaging of small airways disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Division of Radiology, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206, USA. lynchd@njc.org

Abstract

CT is a useful tool for identification of small airways diseases, and it can be used to classify these entities into inflammatory and constrictive bronchiolitis. Inflammatory forms of bronchiolitis include cellular bronchiolitis (usually caused by infection or aspiration), respiratory bronchiolitis, panbronchiolitis, and follicular bronchiolitis. Constrictive bronchiolitis may be caused by previous infection, toxic inhalation, collagen vascular disease, or transplantation. CT also helps categorize chronic obstructive pulmonary disease into emphysema predominant and airway predominant forms.

PMID:
18267190
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccm.2007.11.008
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