Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in cystic fibrosis lung disease.

@article{Eichinger2010ComputedTA,
  title={Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in cystic fibrosis lung disease.},
  author={Monika Eichinger and C P Heussel and Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and H A W N Tiddens and Michael Puderbach},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={1370-8}
}
Computed tomography (CT) is the current "gold standard" for assessment of lung morphology and is so far the most reliable imaging modality for monitoring cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease. CT has a much higher radiation exposure than chest x-ray. The cumulative radiation dose for life-long repeated CT scans has limited its use for CF patients as their life expectancy increases. Clearly, no dose would be preferable over low dose when the same or more relevant information can be obtained… CONTINUE READING