Fleischner Society: glossary of terms for thoracic imaging.

  title={Fleischner Society: glossary of terms for thoracic imaging.},
  author={David M. Hansell and Alexander A. Bankier and Heber Macmahon and Theresa C McLoud and Nestor Luiz M{\"u}ller and Jacques Remy},
  volume={246 3},
Members of the Fleischner Society compiled a glossary of terms for thoracic imaging that replaces previous glossaries published in 1984 and 1996 for thoracic radiography and computed tomography (CT), respectively. The need to update the previous versions came from the recognition that new words have emerged, others have become obsolete, and the meaning of some terms has changed. Brief descriptions of some diseases are included, and pictorial examples (chest radiographs and CT scans) are… 

[Glossary of Terms for Thoracic Imaging--German Version of the Fleischner Society Recommendations].

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