Radiological analysis of interstitial lung diseasesJournal: International Archives of Integrated Medicine (IAIM) (Vol.2, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2015-06-19
Authors : Meraj Rentia; Himanshu Singla; Divya Malpani; Tushar Vaishnav; Pradeep Jhala;
Page : 69-76
Keywords : Interstitial lung diseases; X-rays; HRCT.;
Aims and objectives: To diagnose interstitial lung diseases using HRCT and chest X-Ray and to study and compare the different radiographic patterns evident in both conventional chest radiography and HRCT. Material and method: The present study was a prospective and observational (non interventional) type of study. This study aimed evaluating patients coming to the Radiology Department of Dhiraj General Hospital, by using X-RAY and CT scan so as to achieve aims and objectives outlined. Results: Of the 48 patients, 28 patients were males (58.33%) and 20 (41.67%) were females. The age of the patients ranged from 39 years to 80 years. The common diseases included in the study were idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (25%), idiopathic NSIP (16.5%), rheumatoid arthritis (14.5%), lymphangitis carcinomatosis (8.33%). Conclusion: In our study, 48 patients were radiologically evaluated with X - ray and CT-Scan. Chest X - ray is a primary modality used to screen patients with lung pathologies, being cheap, easy to perform and requires less radiation. HRCT is the modality of choice for diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases.
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