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Imaging
Authors:
Chiara Nardocci
,
Judit Simon
,
Fanni Kiss
,
Tamás Györke
,
Péter Szántó
,
Ádám Domonkos Tárnoki
,
Dávid László Tárnoki
,
Veronika Müller
, and
Pál Maurovich-Horvat

Abstract

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic progressive disease lacking a definite etiology, characterized by the nonspecific symptoms of dyspnea and dry cough. Due to its poor prognosis, imaging techniques play an essential role in diagnosing and managing IPF. High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) has been shown to be the most sensitive modality for the diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis. It is the primary imaging modality used for the assessment and follow-up of patients with IPF. Other not commonly used imaging methods are under research, such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography-computed tomography are alternative imaging techniques. This literature review aims to provide a brief overview of the imaging of IPF-related alterations.

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