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Interstitial Lung Disease

Update on the Role of Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Chen, Lucia FRCR; Halai, Varsha MBBS; Leandru, Andreea FRCR; Wallis, Adam FRCR

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: November/December 2019 - Volume 43 - Issue 6 - p 898–905
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000915
Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the commonest interstitial lung disease. Radiologists play an essential role in making an accurate diagnosis, and this is necessary given its prognostic implications and potential use of antifibrotic therapies. This review highlights the radiologic features and imaging classification of fibrosis with reference to recently updated international guidelines and emphasizing the importance of the multidisciplinary team in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis and, in particular, when pathological sampling is required.

From the Department of Radiology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Cosham, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Received for publication May 30, 2019; accepted May 31, 2019.

Correspondence to: Adam Wallis, FRCR, Department of Radiology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Cosham, Hampshire, PO6 3LY, UK (e-mail: adam.wallis@porthosp.nhs.uk).

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Online date: August 28, 2019

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