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Chapter 9. Thoracic Imaging

Rakesh D Shah, MD, FCCP
DOI: 10.1378/pulm.26.9
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Objectives 
  • Review the basic plain radiograph and cross-sectional anatomy and pathology of the tracheobronchial tree, lobar atelectasis, and mediastinum.

  • Evaluate the role of CT pulmonary angiography in the diagnosis of acute and chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease.

  • Review the current methods for evaluating a solitary pulmonary nodule.

  • Learn to interpret high-resolution CT scan images in patients with diffuse lung disease.

Synopsis 

This chapter is divided into six broad sections: (1) evaluation of the nonneoplastic diseases of the tracheobronchial tree, (2) lobar atelectasis, (3) evaluation of mediastinal structures and pathology, (4) CT pulmonary angiography in the diagnosis of acute and chronic thromboembolic disease, (5) current concepts in the evaluation of solitary pulmonary nodule, and (6) high-resolution CT (HRCT) scan findings in patients with diffuse lung disease.

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