Cystic fibrosis: usefulness of thoracic CT in the examination of patients before lung transplantation.


PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of thoracic computed tomography (CT) in the pre-lung transplantation examination of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-six patients (age range, 12-42 years) with CF were evaluated for possible lung transplantation from 1991 to 1997. Twenty-six of these patients underwent bilateral lung… (More)