Quantitative computed tomographic indexes in diffuse interstitial lung disease: correlation with physiologic tests and computed tomography visual scores.

@article{Shin2011QuantitativeCT,
  title={Quantitative computed tomographic indexes in diffuse interstitial lung disease: correlation with physiologic tests and computed tomography visual scores.},
  author={Kyung Eun Shin and Myung Jin Chung and Man Pyo Jung and Bong Keun Choe and Kyung Soo Lee},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={266-71}
}
PURPOSE To assess the correlation among quantitative indexes of computed tomography (CT), spirometric pulmonary function tests (PFTs), and visual scores (VSs) of CT in patients with diffuse interstitial lung disease (DILD) and to prove the estimated value of CT quantification for the prediction of the possibility of pulmonary function impairment. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 157 patients (male to female ratio, 96:61; mean age, 63 ± 11 years) with DILD were enrolled in this study. All… CONTINUE READING