Quantitative computed tomography of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  title={Quantitative computed tomography of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Harvey O Coxson and Robert M. Rogers},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  volume={12 11},
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is described as airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. Quantitative assessment of structural changes within the lung that are responsible for this airflow limitation has relied on the examination of tissue obtained from surgical or postmortem specimens. However, in the past two decades, researchers have developed novel and robust tools to measure the structure of the lung parenchyma and airway wall by using computed tomographic (CT) scans… CONTINUE READING


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