Quantitative computed tomography assessment of lung structure and function in pulmonary emphysema.

@article{Madani2001QuantitativeCT,
  title={Quantitative computed tomography assessment of lung structure and function in pulmonary emphysema.},
  author={Afarine Madani and Caroline Keyzer and Pierre Alain Gevenois},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={720-30}
}
Accurate diagnosis and quantification of pulmonary emphysema during life is important to understand the natural history of the disease, to assess the extent of the disease, and to evaluate and follow-up therapeutic interventions. Since pulmonary emphysema is defined through pathological criteria, new methods of diagnosis and quantification should be validated by comparisons against histological references. Recent studies have addressed the capability of computed tomography (CT) to quantify… CONTINUE READING