International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B
Characterization of interstitial lung disease using HRCT in clinically suspected cases
Dr. Shruti Santosh Patil and Dr. Richesh S Tathode
Interstitial lung diseases are characterized by anatomical distortion of peripheral airways and interstitium, determined by a first stage of alveolitis followed by a stage of fibrosis. The natural history of several interstitial lung diseases is characterized by slow and progressive destruction of alveolar-capillary functional units, often with respiratory failure and death. For their smoldering evolution and non-specificity of symptoms (exertional dyspnea and cough), they may remain undiagnosed and not treated for a long time. Each patient underwent a thorough clinical evaluation including a detailed history and physical examination. The duration of the complaints were noted in each patient. All the patients were made to undergo HRCT scan as the radiological examination after taking an informed consent for the same. Out of total of 40 patients 22(55.0%) patients showed HRCT pattern reflecting UIP and IPF, 8(20.0%) patients showed NSIP, 6(15.0%) patients had HSP as well as 3(7.5%) patients had COP while only 1(2.5%) patient showed changes of RB-ILD. The findings of this study correlate well with many other studies reported in literature.
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Dr. Shruti Santosh Patil, Dr. Richesh S Tathode. Characterization of interstitial lung disease using HRCT in clinically suspected cases. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2019;2(2):64-67. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2019.v2.i2b.39