Thoracic Radiology

PULMONARY FIBROSIS PART I

photo_pulmonary_fibrosisIn this article a practical approach is given for the interpretation of high resolution CT (HRCT) examinations. We will discuss the following subjects:

  • Anatomy of the secondary lobule
  • Basic HRCT patterns
  • Distribution of abnormalities
  • Differential diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases

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PULMONARY FIBROSIS PART II

photo_pulmonaryfibrosis_2In this review we present the key findings in the most common interstitial lung diseases. There are numerous interstitial lung diseases, but in clinical practice only about ten diseases account for approximately 90% of cases

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LUNG CANCER PART 1

a5097977aacdb4_4RIn 2009 a new Lung cancer lymph node map was proposed by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). In this article we provide illustrations and CT-images for a better understanding of this IASLC lymph node map.

 

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LUNG CANCER PART II

photo_lungcancer_nsclcLung cancer is classified into two categories: small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

 

NSCLC is a group of primary lung neoplasms with the same staging system and therapy and can be cured with surgical resection if it is in an early stage.

 

In this review we will discuss:

 

  • TNM-classification
  • T-staging with CT
  • N- and M-staging with CT
  • PET-CT

 

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THE SOLITARY PULMONARY NODULE (SOLITARY ‘MASS’)

photo_solitary_noduleThe differential diagnosis of a solitary pulmonary nodule is broad and management depends on whether the lesion is benign or malignant.

 

In this overview we will discuss some of the new features that can help to differentiate between benign and malignant nodules based upon CT and PET-CT findings.

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MEDIASTINAL MASSES

photo_mediastinalmassThis review will focus on how to narrow down the differential diagnosis of mediastinal lesions by localizing and characterizing them.

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