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A significant increment in the serum KL-6 levels reflects the extensity of HRCT lesions.
Spaced HRCT thorax was done in all subjects in GE Bright Speed 16 slice 3rd generation CT scanner in supine position at end inspiration.
Quantitative analysis of HRCT scans was done with Yacta academic software version 2.7 (21).
Anecdotally, it has been our experience that there has been a tendency in the past few years in some academic and nonacademic centers treating patients with ILDs toward extrapolating the findings in a "confident read of a definite UIP pattern on HRCT chest" to other HRCT patterns, perhaps, without supporting evidence.
The HRCT score was found to be negatively correlated with spirometric FE[V.sub.1], FVC and FE[V.sub.1]/FVC by the scoring system used in the mentioned study (P < 0.001).
(2) Increasingly, HRCT temporal imaging assists in cochlear versus stapes implant stratification plans and serves an invaluable role in planning the surgical approach to otosclerosis.
Physicians routinely use HRCT along with a clinical work-up to help identify IPF, but this approach frequently provides inconclusive results, leading many patients to undergo invasive and potentially risky surgery for a more definitive diagnosis.
- In cases of FP a few days after trauma, even if a visible fracture line is present on HRCT, the patient is followed with medical treatment.
HRCT is adequate for visualizing a temporal fracture line in most cases; however, it may not detect osseous microfractures or bone spicules.
High-resolution CT (HRCT) is the gold standard method for diagnosis of SSc related interstitial lung disease.
Last patient with an atypical HRCT who underwent TBLB was surprisingly diagnosed as having IPF showing areas of fibroblastic foci, mild honey combing and intervening normal lung parenchyma on histopathology.
* When a diagnosis of ILD is suspected, investigation should begin with high-resolution CT (HRCT).
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