Serial CT in fibrosing alveolitis: prognostic significance of the initial pattern.

@article{Wells1993SerialCI,
  title={Serial CT in fibrosing alveolitis: prognostic significance of the initial pattern.},
  author={Athol U Wells and Michael B. Rubens and Roland M du Bois and David M. Hansell},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1993},
  volume={161 6},
  pages={1159-65}
}
OBJECTIVE In patients with fibrosing alveolitis, a reticular pattern on CT scans of the lungs correlates with histologic findings of fibrosis, whereas a ground-glass pattern has been reported to correlate with reversible inflammatory disease. The majority of patients with fibrosing alveolitis have a ground-glass component visible on CT scans, but response to therapy is infrequent. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of the relative extents of ground-glass and… CONTINUE READING
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