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Quantitative CT of Emphysema and the Airways

Goldin, Jonathan G MD, PHD

doi: 10.1097/01.rti.0000142838.60353.b1

Chronic lung disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Quantitative techniques for assessing emphysema and related airway disease have been slow to gain acceptance among radiologists, who have traditionally used description of structural changes to evaluate these diseases. This review provides an overview of these quantitative techniques.

From the Department of Radiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

Reprints: Jonathan G. Goldin, MD, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Radiology, 10833 Le Conte Avenue B2-240, CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1721 (e-mail:

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.