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Collagen Vascular DiseaseRelated Lung Disease: High-Resolution Computed Tomography Findings Based on the Pathologic Classification

Tanaka, Nobuyuki MD*; Newell, John D MD†; Brown, Kevin K MD‡; Cool, Carlyne D MD§; Lynch, David A MB*

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: May/June 2004 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - pp 351-360
Thoracic Imaging: Pictorial Essay: Thoracic Imaging

Collagen vascular disease (CVD) can cause a variety of lung abnormalities, including usual interstitial pneumonia, nonspecific interstitial pneumonia, organizing pneumonia, diffuse alveolar damage, lymphoid interstitial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, constrictive bronchiolitis, follicular bronchiolitis, alveolar hemorrhage, pulmonary hypertension, and drug-induced lung disease. The frequency of each lung disease is different among underlying CVDs. Although high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings of lung disease are often nonspecific, there are some characteristic HRCT findings for some lung diseases based on pathologic findings.

From the *Department of Radiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO; †Department of Radiology, National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, CO; ‡Department of Medicine, National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, CO; and §Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.

Reprints: Dr Nobuyuki Tanaka, Department of Radiology, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Minamikogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8505, Japan (e-mail: ntanaka@yamaguchi-u.ac.jp).

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.