A Volumetric Computed Tomography Analysis of the Normal Lung in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Relationship with the Survival

@inproceedings{Ohkubo2018AVC,
  title={A Volumetric Computed Tomography Analysis of the Normal Lung in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Relationship with the Survival},
  author={Hirotsugu Ohkubo and Hiroyuki Taniguchi and Yasuhiro Kondoh and Mitsuaki Yagi and Taiki Furukawa and Takeshi Johkoh and Hiroaki Arakawa and Junya Fukuoka and Akio Niimi},
  booktitle={Internal medicine},
  year={2018}
}
Objective An image analysis of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) can provide objective quantitation of the disease status in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, to our knowledge, no reports have investigated the utility of the normal lung volume for evaluating mortality from IPF. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the normally attenuated lung volume on HRCT as a percentage of whole-lung volume (NL%) and IPF mortality. Methods The NL% was determined by HRCT… CONTINUE READING