Computed tomographic measurements of airway dimensions and emphysema in smokers. Correlation with lung function.

@article{Nakano2000ComputedTM,
  title={Computed tomographic measurements of airway dimensions and emphysema in smokers. Correlation with lung function.},
  author={Yasushi Nakano and Shigeo Muro and Hiroaki Sakai and Toyohiro Hirai and Kazuo Chin and Mitsuhiro Tsukino and Kousuke Nishimura and Harumi Itoh and Peter D. Par{\'e} and James C. Hogg and Michiaki Mishima},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={162 3 Pt 1},
  pages={1102-8}
}
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by the presence of airflow obstruction caused by emphysema or airway narrowing, or both. Low attenuation areas (LAA) on computed tomography (CT) have been shown to represent macroscopic or microscopic emphysema, or both. However CT has not been used to quantify the airway abnormalities in smokers… CONTINUE READING