Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Joseph Varon  
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX
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High-Resolution CT Imaging Findings of Collagen Vascular Disease- Associated Interstitial Lung Disease

Author(s): Clint Jokerst, Joe Azok, Kristopher W. Cummings, Sanjeev Bhalla.

Abstract:

The increased sensitivity and specificity of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) has allowed medical imaging to become an essential part of the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung disease (ILD). ILD is a common finding of many different collagen vascular diseases (CVDs) especially rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma. As our understanding of CVD-associated ILD (CVD-ILD) improves, HRCT becomes an increasingly important tool for diagnosis and management.

Keywords: Acute interstitial pneumonia, collagen vascular disease, high-resolution computed tomography, interstitial lung disease, lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia, nonspecific interstitial pneumonia, organizing pneumonia, usual interstitial pneumonia.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2015
Page: [73 - 82]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1573398X11666150619182817
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