State-of-the-Art Imaging of the Lung for Connective Tissue Disease (CTD).

@article{Ohno2015StateoftheArtIO,
  title={State-of-the-Art Imaging of the Lung for Connective Tissue Disease (CTD).},
  author={Yoshiharu Ohno and Hisanobu Koyama and Takeshi Yoshikawa and Shinichiro Seki},
  journal={Current rheumatology reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={69}
}
Involvement of the respiratory system is common in connective tissue diseases (CTDs), and the resultant lung injury can affect every part of the lung: the pleura, alveoli, interstitium, vasculature, lymphatic tissue, and large and/or small airways. Most of the parenchymal manifestations of CTD are similar to those found in interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), especially idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, and can be classified using the same system. Although there is some overlap, each CTD is… CONTINUE READING