[Radiological diagnosis of emphysema prior to volume-reduction surgery].

  title={[Radiological diagnosis of emphysema prior to volume-reduction surgery].},
  author={Manfred Kontrus and Alexander A. Bankier and Dominik Fleischmann and Andreas M. Herneth and Christian J. Herold},
  journal={Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={146 23},
Conventional chest X-ray and computed tomography as the main diagnostic tools are demonstrated with their possibilities in the diagnosis of emphysema. They were correlated with lung function tests and pathology in literature. Volume reduction surgery as a new operation technique for patients with advanced emphysema needs different radiologic evaluation. The… CONTINUE READING