The advent of chest CT with high-resolution techniques has changed dramatically the understanding of pulmonary diseases. Conditions previously hard to distinguish using traditional film radiography, particularly the diffuse lung diseases, can now be diagnosed rapidly and the extent of the disease process identified.
Designed for easy reference in the clinical setting, this highly illustrated 'text and atlas' is a comprehensive but practical guide to performing and interpreting CT imaging studies of the chest. Opening with a review of the fundamentals of high-resolution CT in relation to lung chest anatomy, the second section forming the bulk of the book is a case-based review of both focal and diffuse lung diseases, describing the features of those diseases as visualized using CT and related differential diagnoses where relevant. The book concludes with an extensive appendix of useful information relating to chest imaging, including key facts about all the commonly encountered pathologic entities and protocols that can be referred to in the clinical setting.
The book is accompanied by a CD containing all the images from the book with a presentation on pattern approach that can be used for teaching purposes as well as self-assessment.