Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Respir Care. 2012 Apr;57(4):607-12. doi: 10.4187/respcare.01731.

Imaging of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Author information

1
Department of Radiology, St George's Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

Chest radiography and computed tomography (CT) have a crucial role to play in the diagnosis and management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The identification of pulmonary opacification is a requirement for the definition of ARDS on the chest radiograph, while CT has a role to play, not only in the diagnosis of ARDS, but also in the identification of complications. This paper reviews the radiological appearances of ARDS that have been documented for some time, and also more recent research that has identified a role for CT in directing ventilation and in prognostication.

PMID:
22472500
DOI:
10.4187/respcare.01731
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for HighWire
Loading ...
Support Center