Computed tomography assessment of airways throughout bronchial tree demonstrates airway narrowing in severe asthma.

@article{Brillet2015ComputedTA,
  title={Computed tomography assessment of airways throughout bronchial tree demonstrates airway narrowing in severe asthma.},
  author={P Y Brillet and M P Debray and Jean-Louis Golmard and Yahya Ould Hmeidi and Catalin I. Fetita and Camille Taill{\'e} and Michel Aubier and Philippe A. Grenier},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={734-42}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To analyze airway dimensions throughout the bronchial tree in severe asthmatic patients using multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) focusing on airway narrowing. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-two patients with severe asthma underwent automated (BronCare software) analysis of their right lung bronchi, with counts of airways >3 mm long arising from the main bronchi (airway count) and bronchial dimension quantification at segmental and subsegmental levels (lumen… CONTINUE READING